Reiki the Japanese word for "universal life energy". Reiki is pronounced ‘ray-key’ and its function is to help to harmonize the body, mind and spirit. Please note that Reiki should never replace medical treatment it should be used alongside medical treatment as a compliment and a way to become and remain healthy. This form of therapy uses simple techniques such as hands-on, no-touch as well as visualisation with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person.
Our bodies have an energy field that is central to our health and proper body functioning. The energy travels along certain pathways called meridians (see gallery image) which can become blocked or weakened - this knowledge has been known and used by Chinese and Japanese practitioners for centuries.
A Reiki practitioner is trained to detect meridian blockages and uses the universal energy passing through their hands to enable the body of the person or animal being treated to relax allowing healing to take place naturally. It is believed that Reiki works on balancing the chakra system, which are energy centers, the seven main centers are along the middle of the body (see gallery images) and are connected with the nervous and endocrine systems as defined in Ayurvedic medicine (Eastern healing methodology).
Reiki energy adapts to the needs of the receiver promoting natural self healing, balancing the energies in the body and strengthening the immune system. Reiki can clear toxins and release blocked and suppressed feelings leading to feelings of well being.
It is reported that Reiki is a great stress reliever and can help alleviate a number of health problems eg: headaches, stomach aches, pre menstrual tension, period pains and sinus pain to name but a few.
There is no religious belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive a Reiki treatment.
As in any healing, the first step towards a healthier life is the desire to be healed.
Reiki is non invasive and is a gentle and safe technique and has been used successfully in some hospitals by doctors, nurses, psychologists and other health professionals.