Reiki treatments provide an opportunity for you to totally relax and rebalance, in a safe and caring environment. In addition, Reiki helps the body to reach an inner state of harmony on all levels, physically, mentally and spiritually. As well as helping many physical ailments, it can also promote the changing of any negative mental habits, turning these into more positive and productive thought patterns. Reiki energy is gentle to receive, yet a powerful form of healing and the benefits can be felt immediately on all levels.
Reiki has grown in popularity over the last few years and is practiced by many holistic practitioners. It has become widely recognised by conventional doctors and consultants, resulting in some hospitals allowing Reiki practitioners to work alongside doctors to help their patients.
Who are Reiki Treatments suitable for?
As a natural healing system, Reiki treatments are suitable for everyone, from young babies through to adults as it a safe, non-invasive treatment. It can be used alongside other complementary therapies or conventional medicine. Reiki can be administered on a treatment couch or sitting in a chair, therefore making it an easy treatment to receive. Treatments are fantastic for people who just want to de-stress or for those who may be suffering from an illness or injury. Reiki can be used as a preventative treatment, helping to keep your body, mind and emotions in balance. There are no known contra-indications to receiving a Reiki treatment. However, as a professional practitioner, I will always take a brief medical history from you before treatment begins and if there are any concerns, I will discuss them with you at this point.
If you have a medical problem, please discuss this with me during the initial contact. I am more than happy to work alongside your doctor or consultant, respecting any medical regime you may currently be following. Reiki complements both traditional medical practice and other complementary therapies, however serious the condition may be.
There are no guarantees of being able to cure you completely using Reiki, although there are countless cases where this has occurred. Whatever you may wish to have treatment for, Reiki will definitely help in some way, on so many levels. Once improvements have been noticed, it may also be time to look at ways of helping yourself to remain in this improved state e.g. Changing old negative ways of thinking, improving ways of dealing with stress, improving your diet, getting more exercise and so on.
Will a Reiki Practitioner be able to diagnose what is wrong with me?
Reiki practitioners are not trained to diagnose any condition and should not offer a diagnosis. After taking a brief medical history from you, before treatment commences, I may suggest you visit your GP for a check up. They are the only people qualified to make a diagnosis.
What conditions can be treated with Reiki?
There are so many conditions that can be treated with Reiki that I’ve created a separate page. Please click on What Conditions can be treated with Reiki? What are the benefits of Reiki Treatments?
The benefits to receiving Reiki Treatments are so extensive that I’ve created a separate page. Please click on Benefits of Reiki to view a comprehensive list.
How is a Reiki Treatment carried out?
Before your Reiki treatment commences, I will take a brief lifestyle and medical history from you. This will inform me of your current health and whether you are currently taking any medication. It will also tell me why you have come for treatment. Please remember that all the information you give is held in the strictest confidence.
If this is your first experience of a Reiki treatment, I will explain how the treatment will be carried out and ask whether you have any questions at this point. After this, you will be asked to remove your shoes and be invited to lie down, fully clothed, on a very comfortable treatment couch, where you will also be covered with a blanket. If you find lying down for prolonged periods difficult, I am more than happy to treat you sitting in a chair. I will invite you to close your eyes and begin to relax into the experience. There will be soothing music playing softly in the background and the room will be softly lit, to enhance the experience.
The Reiki energy will now be flowing through my hands and I will begin to very lightly place my hands over the energy points on your body, sometimes touching you and other times keeping my hands just above your body. Reiki treatments are non-intrusive; therefore you will feel comfortable at all times throughout the treatment. At each energy point, my hands will remain still for a few minutes and you may feel heat or cold coming from my hands, which is a very calming and soothing feeling. At the end of the treatment, you will be offered some water and we can discuss your experience of receiving Reiki healing.
Reiki treatments have to be experienced as words cannot justify how wonderful this healing energy truly is.
What might I feel or experience during a Reiki Treatment?
Each person experiences Reiki differently, although all agree it provides a wonderful feeling of relaxation, balance and wellbeing. Most people feel warmth coming from the practitioner’s hands over certain areas of their body, although on some occasions, the energy may also feel cold. Other people feel no sensation at all and that’s OK too. Reiki energy will work whether someone has a sensation or not. Whilst receiving the treatment, emotions may be gently released, as the energy clears any blockages that may have been present. Memories from past experiences may also surface which need healing and very gently this healing occurs. Reiki healing calms the mind and provides clarity of thought so another experience many people have is that answers to a problem they are currently facing, suddenly come to light, therefore making the situation easier to deal with. Whatever happens during your treatment, it will always be a gentle and rejuvenating experience.
The answer is to take the opportunity to lie back and totally relax in a safe and caring environment and ENJOY!
How long does a Reiki Treatment last?
Your first visit will usually take 1 1/2 hours, which includes an initial interview to assess how best to treat you, lifestyle questions, any current medications being taken and a medical history. Generally, subsequent treatments take an hour to carry out.
What might I feel after a Reiki Treatment?
The majority of people feel very relaxed after a Reiki treatment, with the addition of feeling more in balance. Most say that overall, they have a general feeling of wellbeing and calm. Most people remain relaxed after their treatment for several hours, although others may feel absolutely full of renewed energy. The benefits of a Reiki treatment are numerous and are always positive. On some occasions, a healing reaction may occur, perhaps taking on the form of a cold or tiredness or an emotional release. This is the body’s way of releasing toxins and unwanted stale energy and the symptoms will be short-lived. These reactions are not serious and I am more than happy for you to contact me so that I can reassure you. Your mind, body and spirit will always get the healing they need with Reiki energy and it can only be positive for you.
Are there any side effects from a Reiki Treatment?
The biggest side effect of receiving a Reiki Treatment is to feel totally relaxed and balanced. As stated above, a few people may experience a healing reaction and this is not at all serious. To summarise then, there are only positive side effects from a Reiki Treatment.
How many treatments might I need?
There are no hard and fast answers to this one. Everyone heals at the right time for them and therefore it varies enormously from person to person. As a general rule, chronic long term problems do take longer to heal, although in some instances, recovery can be very quick. Ultimately, it is up to you how many treatments you would like to receive, although I am happy to advise you when we meet. Lots of people have a few treatments to begin with and then visit periodically to maintain a feeling of balance within the body.