What is Reiki?

The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century, which is activated by intention. It works on every level, not just the physical.

The simplest definition of the word Reiki is Universal or Spiritual (Rei)  Life Force or Energy (Ki).chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India.  The Reiki system is a simple and powerful system of energy work that anyone can learn to use for developing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony and wholeness in themselves and for assisting others.

Reiki usually functions on the energy body first following the same channels used in acupuncture, acupressure, chi gong and other traditional Asian Medical and healing modes but not limited to them.

The practitioner uses the Reiki energy to help people move & balance energy, remove blocks and repair tears in the aura and help restore well being. Advanced practitioners are able to give treatments without touching the recipient and even send treatments great distances, even to people on other continents.

Reiki is a system of energy healing from Japan using methods transmitted to and received by Mikao Usui. Reiki is a simple and powerful system of laying on of hands and remote healing that can transform lives.

Reiki is a non invasive hands on treatment. It can aid in the healing of the whole body on all levels mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.
Reiki is a non religious complimentary therapy. Reiki supports all forms of treatment both orthodox and complimentary/alternative. I do not diagnose or prescribe.
Reiki can assist with stress, depression, exhaustion, back pain, muscular pain, sciatica, joint pain, menopause, PMS, MS, SAD, pre and post travel anxiety, panic attacks, emotional trauma due to long term or terminal illness, injuries old and new, migraines, sports injuries,coping with bereavement, all forms of addiction, nervous disorders, loss of libido, imbalances, energy levels, some forms of mental ill health. It can help with exam/driving test/public speaking nerves, aids with sleep and general well being or purely as a relaxation treatment.
What happens during a treatment?
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment is a very simple process; you simply lie on a treatment couch and relax ( if you are unable to lie down Reiki can be given in a sitting position). The main consideration is to be as comfortable as possible; a relaxation CD usually is played in the background to aid in the process.There is no need to remove any clothing, as Reiki will pass though clothes and even plaster casts.
I gently place my hand non- intrusively in a sequence of positions along the body, starting form the head down to the feet, giving a deeply relaxing treatment. The person as a whole is treated rather than as specific symptom( unless otherwise requested/discussed).
Have a look at the video I made a while back to understand a bit more of the process
What Is Distance Healing?
Distance healing is the process of sending Reiki to a person in the next room or to the other side of the planet, to help heal in the same way that Reiki helps when it’s performed in person.
How Is Distance Healing Possible?
You can receive distance healing no matter where in the world you are in relation to your Reiki Practitioner. It’s only in our physical world that there are such things as time and distance. With regards to energy, we simply intend to connect with each other and we are in the same ‘space’.

Reiki for animals
What happens during a treatment for animals ?
I will offer the energy to your animal from a distance, allowing it to get used to both it and me. Once they have settled and are accepting it, I then place my hands on your animal and work with it for the duration of the time it will accept the energy. This should last about 30 minutes. However, should there be any signs that your animal is unhappy, either with the Reiki or myself, the treatment will be stopped immediately.

What are the costs for a session for animals ?A 30 minute session will cost £15 (UK only)

Reiki is recommended for treating pain, anxiety and behavioural problems. The therapy can be calming and may help an agitated animal become a more acceptable pet.

Reiki complements veterinary treatments but should not be used instead of recommendations given by your vet I never diagnose. I will always refer clients to a licensed veterinarian when appropriate.
Reiki is ideal for use with animals because it is gentle and non invasive. It doesn’t cause stress, discomfort, or pain, and yet yields powerful results. Animals respond intuitively to Reiki’s power to heal emotional, behavioural, and physical illnesses and injuries.
For healthy animals Reiki helps to maintain their health, enhances relaxation and provides an emotional sense of peace and contentment.
What are the benefits of Reiki for pets?
Because reiki is healing energy, it will never harm you or your pet.
What can Reiki for animals help with?
Animal Reiki alleviates and helps with many problems and ailments such as;
Recurring ailments and diseases
Helps in the healing of wounds and breaks, sprains
Problems settling in a new home
Competition stress
Car travel
Anxiety and nerves
Fear and panic
Some behavioural problem
If your beloved pet is dying, Reiki for animals can help bring peace and comfort to you and your pet during this difficult time. It really seems to help them relax so they are not afraid and struggling to stay a part of our lives.
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Scientific Explanation for Reiki
There is a scientific explanation for Reiki that is based on scientific studies and factual information. This explanation has been presented as a testable hypothesis by James Oschman, Ph.D.

Dr. Oschman is a scientist with a conventional background who became interested in the practice of energy medicine. Through research, he discovered a number of important scientific studies that point to a scientific basis for energy medicine based on the laws of physics and biology. These findings are discussed in an interview, “Science and the Human Energy Field,” published in the Winter 2002 issue of Reiki News Magazine.

The electrical currents that run through every part of the human body provide the basis for Dr. Oschman’s hypothesis. These currents are present in the nervous system, organs, and cells of the body. For instance, the electrical signals that trigger the heartbeat travel throughout all the tissues of the body and can be detected anywhere on the body.

Ampere’s law indicates that when an electrical current flows through a conductor, an electromagnetic field is produced that reflects the nature of the current that created it. Tests with scientific instruments indicate that electromagnetic fields exist around the body and around each of the organs of the body, including the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, stomach, etc. The heart has the strongest field, which has been measured at a distance of 15 feet from the body.

The fields around each of the organs pulse at different frequencies and stay within a specific frequency range when they are healthy, but move out of this range when they are unhealthy. The hands of healers produce pulsing electromagnetic fields when they are in the process of healing, whereas the hands of non-healer do not produce these fields. When a healer places his or her hands on or near a person in need of healing, the electromagnetic field of the healer’s hands sweeps through a range of frequencies based on the needs of the part of the body being treated. Faraday’s law indicates that one electromagnetic field can induce currents into a nearby conductor and through this process, induce a similar field around it. In this way, a healer induces a healthy electromagnetic field around an unhealthy organ, thus inducing a healthy state in the organ. A detailed explanation of this hypothesis, including descriptions of the scientific studies, diagrams, and references is presented in the interview mentioned above.

Reiki is practiced by followers of many religious traditions. Although some practitioners integrate Reiki into their existing religious beliefs, Reiki is not a religion, doctrine, or dogma. Reiki is grounded in the principle of compassionate action, which is common to all religious traditions. While each religion has the right to create its own rules, it’s within the nature of human dignity and free will for each person to decide which path to follow and what activities are appropriate for them. By William Lee Rand

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