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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a 'natural healing' technique taught and used in the UK since the late 1900s, although similar energy therapies go back thousands of years effectively supporting healthcare long before medicine was developed. Reiki promotes relaxation and activates the natural healing/ repair processes of the body to encourage and restore physical, mental and emotional well-being.

It is widely accepted that Reiki can be given and received equally effectively hands on, hands-off or via distant healing.


What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural and holistic complementary therapy that can benefit us physically, mentally and emotionally.  Being holistic it works on the whole body and mind together, addressing the root cause.

The most common response to a Reiki treatment is relaxation and consequently any of the following are possible too:

  • Reduction of stress - as we know, stress is a major cause of illness and disease. It can also influence our blood pressure and immunity. We do not need to be ill for Reiki, a little rest and relaxation time can be good for us all

  • Calm mind - a more relaxed and 'less busy' mind enables clear thinking, decision making and greater creativity.  In this mental state, we may be less reactive to stressful situations and able to manage them better

  • Improved mood and feeling of emotional well-being - the world can seem a  better place when we release stress and negative thoughts, allowing positive ones to take over

  • Possible reduction in pain - Reiki may help to reduce pain and hence benefit related mobility and mental well-being

  • Enhanced recovery from illness, injury and surgery - think about a time you have been ill. It is likely that you slept more than usual. This is the body's natural. response to promote self healing/ repair. By promoting relaxation, Reiki naturally helps the body to act in ways to best support recovery and repair. 

No specific results can be guaranteed, but most people who wish to receive Reiki benefit from its relaxation properties and often more. 

Reiki could be described as valuable for preventative healthcare and maintenance of general well-being (through relaxation), as well as being a therapy sought when health issues arise.

Other information you need to know 

Reiki is safe for adults, children, mothers–to–be, babies and animals. It supports conventional medicine or can be used alone but is not a replacement for conventional medication or treatments. Reiki Practitioners do not diagnose the health problem. In the case of animals with health issues, owners should confirm that the animal has first been seen by a veterinary surgeon to obtain a diagnosis.

Distant Reiki can be sent to both people and animals and is ideal when the client is too far away to travel to their Reiki Practitioner, when it may be inappropriate or inconvenient to be with a Reiki Practitioner at the time that Reiki is sought or in a number of other situations.  As Reiki is a form of energy therapy, a Reiki Practitioner's work can travel any distance and has been shown to be just as effective whether given in person or from many miles away. 

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What to expect in a Reiki session?

Reiki is given in a quiet environment to people fully clothed, sitting or lying on a treatment couch often with relaxing music.

When a Reiki Practitioner places his/her hands on or near a person  (avoiding personal body areas), the therapy practitioner will normally detect areas of higher energy sensitivity, for example through heat and tingling in their hands, indicating that these are areas that could benefit from this restorative energy.

When Reiki energy flows, the recipient will often feel warmth from the practitioner’s hands and a sense of calm relaxation typically follows although other feelings ; such as coolness, pulsing or tingling; or benefits are possible. 

Trying Reiki for the first time?

You can be assured of a good quality professional service at the Reiki Experience.

Every Reiki Practitioner trained by the Reiki Experience will be a well-qualified therapy practitioner, having demonstrated significant expertise before being awarded Reiki Practitioner status. We abide by the professional code of ethics and conduct for our respective therapy and are committed to continuous professional development.

Feel free to call or email if you'd like more information. There is no obligation to book an appointment or training.

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