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Usui Reiki Healing

Reiki Healing

Initially discovered by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century during a spiritual journey of his own, “Reiki” (ray-key), is a system of natural healing, in which the practitioner is attuned to channel ‘universal life energy’.

Reiki is a gentle, yet powerful system of energy healing that treats the whole body – whole being. Reiki is a Japanese term for the vital life force that exists in all living things and is the name it`s founder Mikao Usui (1865-1926) gave to the system of energy healing. Reiki is a Japanese word that translates into English to mean REI = universal or spiritual consciousness and KI = life force energy. The spiritual consciousness or Divine consciousness is all knowing, it understands each person`s life force completely and the wellbeing issues that are affecting the body, mind and spirit. This life force goes by many other names in cultures around the world including ‘Chi’ in Chinese culture and ‘Prana’ in Indian culture and ‘Dosha’ in the Ayurvedic system. It is also known in scientific circles as Source Field Energy and Zero Point Energy.

How does Reiki Heal?

The universal life force flows through the body and surrounding aura via a network of meridians and chakras. These supply tissues and organs with life sustaining energy that supports their vital functions. Disruptions to the body`s flow of energy, reduce it’s ability to heal and function efficiently.

Reiki heals by increasing the life force flowing through the entire body, including the affected parts. An increase of positive energy causes healing to take place on every level, balancing chakras, dissolving energy blockages, de-toxifies and facilitates deep relaxation and renewal.

This is aided by the use of Crystals that are aligned to each chakra on a vibrational frequency.

What to Expect during a Reiki Session?

Upon arrival we will discuss your personal requirements including your health, wellbeing and spiritual goals or areas of concern.

You will be asked to lay on your back (with a pillow below the knees for comfort if appropriate) and relax on the therapy couch.  Crystals aligned to each Chakra energy centre of the body (of which there are 7) are placed on the body or nearby as appropriate. These will increase the power of the Reiki energy flowing through the body and help to ensure that it is at the right vibrational frequency around each of the Chakras for optimum effect.

Reiki is given in a series of hand positions both on and off the body, starting at the crown Chakra and down the entire body to the feet. A variety of sensations can occur during the treatment such as heat, cold, and tingling as healing and rebalancing occurs. Most people relax into a deeper state of conscious awareness, some doze off and that is perfectly fine. Some people experience colours and patterns or very clear visions as the healing takes place.

Reiki stands well as a holistic therapy, helping many people and animals restore their own body`s innate ability to self heal. Reiki may be used in conjunction with other therapies, medical procedures and psychological treatments, significantly improving their effectiveness. For those who enjoy good health, it is used to de-stress and encourage personal growth and wellbeing on spiritual, emotional and mental levels.

On completion the recipient is guided back to every-day awareness, most people feel a deep sense of peace, revitalized, inspired and ready to engage in life. Although unusual some may experience up to 24 hours of exaggerated symptoms and then feel relief; this will be discussed with you as is appropriate on an individual level.

A full Reiki healing session lasts for around 60 minutes including the initial chat, it is always appropriate to plan to take time out for at least one hour after energy healing to give the body time to integrate any possible energetic changes. The amount of Reiki sessions required is unique to each individual but for most people 1-6 sessions are more usual over a period of time that is optimal for you. Many find that a regular top up of healing is helpful, and keeps them in tip top condition.

For those who wish to be able to use Reiki for continued self healing, I offer Reiki Level I classes which allow you to practice healing on yourself, friends and family members.

For those who feel drawn to becoming a Reiki healer I offer full training in the Usui System of Reiki Healing at Level II and Master / Teacher, as a medium for healing and a form of spiritual empowerment. As a teacher of Reiki, I am committed to keeping the highest standards in Reiki Training. Giving students all the tools and information needed to become competent and skilled Reiki healers. For more information, see the Reiki Course information page.