What are the Benefits of Reiki?
Reiki can help you:
- Feel relaxed and re-energised
- Handle a physical illness or emotional upset
- During life transitions
- Improve your health habits and lifestyle
- Let go of your every day cares and worries
- Feel calm and peaceful
How Does Reiki Work?
Reiki is based on the idea that there is a universal (or source) energy which supports the body’s innate healing system. Reiki Practitioners seek to access this energy, allowing it to flow into the body and facilitate healing. During treatment, Reiki Practitioners use specific hand positions that correspond to the physical body, its organs, and the seven chakras. The chakras are centres of concentrated energy that vibrate over specific areas of the body. Reiki gently balances the chakras and the energy field that surrounds the body, as well as soothing physical and emotional complaints.
Is Reiki a Religion?
Reiki is not a religion and you do not have to believe in anything special to receive it. Anyone of any age, religion, or health status can benefit from Reiki. As the recipient, you can use the healing space to ask for the sincere intention you want for yourself at that time.
How Long Does a Reiki Session Take?
A full Reiki session usually lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour.
You lie on a couch or sit on a chair, fully clothed. The Practitioner gently places their hands in 12 different positions on or near your head, abdomen abdomen and back, holding each position for a few minutes. Your body draws in the right amount of Reiki and it flows wherever it is needed. Neither person has to use any effort of will or concentration during this process.
What Does it Feel Like to Receive Reiki?
During the Reiki session it is common to feel heat, tingling sensations or coolness under the practitioner’s hands or in other parts of the body. This is different for each individual and can vary at each session.
For most people, receiving Reiki is a very soothing experience which leaves them feeling deeply relaxed. Many people experience a sense of release, calm, and peace during and after the treatment.
Will I Feel Different Afterwards?
Reiki often balances out our bodily functions, so you may notice more frequent urination and more regular bowel movements. These are positive signs of improved energy flow. Some people also find that a Reiki treatment helps them to sleep better, even if they have suffered from insomnia for many years.
Your reaction to a Reiki treatment may be seen during the treatment itself, or it may take hours, or even days to appear. This is not uncommon. Some people experience an emotional backlash and may feel upset, irritable, and weepy. Alternatively there can be physical symptoms, such as hot flushes, nausea, or headaches. All these are quite normal responses and most people find that they pass reasonably quickly.
The healing phase can be painful or unsettling, but it usually settles within a few hours or the next day at most. However, it is one of the reasons why it is helpful to make some time to rest after receiving a treatment.