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Reiki has been taught in the West since the 1970s. The practice of Reiki is based on working with, and channelling energy. This energy can be referred to as 'chi', which you may have heard of. When you visit an acupuncturist they use needles to encourage energy to flow through a series of meridians or energy channels that run the length of your body; that energy is called 'chi'.

The intention with all these energy techniques is that if you can harmonise your energy system, you are putting your body in the best possible position to heal itself on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

As a Reiki Practitioner, I help to channel energy so that my intent when treating someone or sending distant healing is that the energy should do whatever is appropriate for the recipient. I am neutral, detached, and do not focus on outcomes.

What should I expect from a treatment?

The session begins by you either lying down on a treatment couch, or sitting upright, on a chair. You will remain fully clothed and be asked to close your eyes.

I will place my hands in a series of positions around you, from the crown of your head to your feet.

I will hold each hand position for a few minutes, and during this time healing energy will flow through in to you, to balance your energy system; releasing stress, sooth pain and promote the body's natural ability to heal itself.

There is no "typical reaction to Reiki" for each individual the reaction will be specific to them, most people will feel warmth, or heat, or tingling from the Practitioner's hands, some people may experience colours or a floating sensation. However, the treatment is usually a very relaxing experience: some people fall asleep.

Sometimes people have an emotional release, as emotional turmoil is brought to the surface and dissipated, this is usual and you should not be afraid.

While Reiki is very effective, it is not a miracle cure, and the effects of Reiki treatments build up cumulatively. To experience the full benefit of Reiki I recommend four to six full healing sessions. This number of sessions is usually enough to sort out help resolve stress, tension, anxiety, sleeplessness and emotional problems; physical pain can take a little longer, but not always. Reiki generally produces long-term beneficial changes, so you do not need to keep coming back for endless Reiki sessions. However, once you have experienced how wonderful it feels, you may want to keep coming back again.

No matter what your particular complaint, the general effect of Reiki treatments seems to be to make you feel more laid back, more calm, less stressed and more able to cope. It seems to boost energy levels, raise spirits, and make you feel more positive about things. Stressful situations seem to wash over you.

Reiki brings things back into balance.

Reiki may be combined with both Holistic Seated Massage and Swedish Massage sessions - just ask me about it when you book your appointment, and we can discuss your needs in more detail during your initial consulation.