Reiki Healing

The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. Reiki is a natural healing energy that works on every level, not just the physical, and is understood to promote the body’s regenerative self- healing ability.

“Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, a term used to describe a system of natural healing. This healing tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.

We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things.

When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us and we experience a sense of wellbeing.

There are many variations of Reiki, but in essence Reiki works at bringing us into balance and is believed therefore to reinforce the body’s natural ability to heal itself at all levels, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system.

Reiki is a healing process that anyone can benefit from in the normal course of their life. Research using animals and even bacteria suggests it has the ability to reverse stress-induced conditions. As a natural form of healing Reiki can support and enhance other forms of treatment.

The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation and the whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. It is also possible to receive Reiki at a distance.

Reiki is taught by Reiki Master/Teachers, who have trained in the tradition passed on in person from Master to student. Students go through a process of initiation/attunement to the Reiki energy. They are then able to treat themselves and others, not only from a healing perspective, but also as an aid to personal development and spiritual growth.

Reiki is a holistic healing technique. This means that Reiki works on all four levels of our being and therefore there are many benefits of Reiki. This healing energy can impact you on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.

I see Reiki as limitless in its possibilities, it can guide you and serve you in what you need right now. Reiki benefits can be seen on all four levels of being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Physical Level

On a physical level, Reiki supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself, helping to release blockages, toxins, and relieve pain. Getting in touch with natural healing energy, Reiki can also help you to make better choices in your nutrition, become more aware and in tune with your body, helping you to develop greater awareness of your body’s needs.

Mental Level

On a mental level, Reiki energy can help you to witness your thoughts and negative patterns. Once you become aware of your thoughts, you have the power to change them. This is not about positive thinking, this is about learning about your thoughts and becoming aware of your thoughts, so you can consciously make a decision whether the thoughts are serving you or not.

Emotional Level

On an emotional level, Reiki can help you get in touch with the depths of your emotions and can help you to transform whatever energy you would like to transform. Reiki can help you cultivate more positive emotions, such as love, compassion, kindness, connection, sharing, intimacy and more.

Spiritual Level

On a spiritual level, Reiki can help you to love and accept yourself. To have self-compassion and compassion for others. It can help you to connect with the divine and help you to feel that you are a part of something larger. For me, Reiki is like coming home. I feel present, connected, loved, and I know that I am a part of this large thing called “the Universe”.

Other benefits of Reiki:

  • Universal force of life
  • Accessible to anyone
  • Reiki is empowering – the receiver does not feel helpless
  • Safe touch is healing
  • Complements western medicine
  • The power and responsibility for healing lies within the individual – Reiki embraces this principle
  • Helpful in emergency situations
  • Stress relief
  • Pain reduction
  • Help with a healing process after surgery
  • Concentration and focus on your task
  • Self care tool
  • Sleeping aid – self healing helps you to fall asleep easier
  • Brings peace and serenity
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Helpful in palliative care
  • Helpful during labour and delivery
  • Combined with psychotherapy helps the client to relieve stress and access unconscious material with more ease
  • Brings clarity of thought
  • Helpful for students studying for exams
  • Cooperation at meetings, encourages team spirit and the feeling of oneness
  • Useful for chakra balancing and chakra healing
  • Aura Healing
  • Spiritual tool, helps to connect with the Divine
  • Helps to access deeper parts of ourselves
  • Chronic pain problems