Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a “hands on” or “hands off” treatment and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” Qi flows through us. This is a holistic treatment and helps to make the body feel whole again. Reiki helps to promote a meditative state which allows the client to heal naturally.
The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs.
Clients may or may not feel sensations during a treatment. Benefits include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well being on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.