What is Reiki?
There is evidence to suggest that Reiki was practised by the Tibetan Monks about 2,500-3,000 years ago. They used it for their own self-growth and development. It was lost through time and rediscovered in Japan in the last century, hence, the Japanese name for this healing art, Reiki, pronounced Ray Key. The first part of 'Rei' translates as the spiritual universal life force. The second part 'Ki' means energy. So the Rei is the guiding force force for the Ki.
Frequently asked questions about Reiki:
What can I expect during a Reiki treatment?
Reiki presents itself according to how an individual needs to perceive it. You are fully clothed and lying comfortably on a therapy table. During the treatment, some people feel sensations such as heat, tingling or coolness. Many people do not experience the sensations mentioned, but go into a deep state of relaxation.
It is not unusal for people to feel the energy moving to areas of old injury or tension. Indeed, some feel a pang of discomfort as the energy helps to bring residue healing and restore balance to such areas.
How does Reiki heal?
When the life force that flows through us and sustains the body by nourishing the cells and organs is disrupted, it effects their functioning and causes di-ease. Reiki heals by restoring the balance of the energy flow.
What can be treated by Reiki?
Reiki has unlimited potential and has proved to be of great benefit for a broad range of conditions.
Can I have Reiki treatment if I am on medication?
Yes you can. Reiki is used in many hospitals world-wide alongside conventional therapies.