Reiki is Japanese for “Universal Life Energy” and also known to involve natural healing. Makao Usui is the founder of Reiki, in the early 20th Century. After years of travelling the world in search for clarify on hands on healing his dedicated research resulted in a 21 day meditating sabbatical on Mount Koriyama which resulted in the enlightenment of the Reiki Symbols we practice today.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TREATMENT?
The practitioner will give a short explanation of what the treatment involves and you may be asked some details, including a brief medical history. You will be asked to lie down (or sit if this is easier for you) but will not be asked to remove any clothing except for things which could restrict your comfort, such as shoes or spectacles. Reiki will go through clothing, blankets, and even to another room or place.
Treatment is given by the practitioner placing their hands gently on your body in a pre-determined sequence of hand positions, spending several minutes holding each position. These hand positions are non-intrusive and cover both the front and back of the body and are sometimes varied to give Reiki to areas where it is specifically needed. If you find any of the hand positions uncomfortable please tell the practitioner. The touch should be gentle, light and comfortable; there is no massage or manipulation. You may feel sensations such as heat, tingling, coolness or throbbing under the practitioners’ hands or in other parts of your body, or you may feel very little. Many people experience a sense of well being and relaxation, or fall asleep; sometimes a treatment is energizing. There is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki. The treatment will normally last 1 hour.
WILL THE PRACTITIONER DIAGNOSE WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not offer any diagnosis or prognosis. If you are concerned about symptoms you should see your GP.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Most people feel relaxed and at peace after a Reiki treatment. You may feel tired but equally you may feel full of energy. Reiki can also stir up emotions as part of the healing process and some people experience what is known as a healing reaction, such as headache or flu-like symptoms, which are normally of short duration. Your practitioner should talk you through this.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
This varies from person to person. In general most problems will take time – healing is a process rather than an event. Acute problems generally heal faster than chronic ones and if your problem is long standing it may require treatments over a longer period of time. Your practitioner may suggest a number of treatments close together or 4 treatments on consecutive days. However you should feel free to make the decision about the spacing of treatments yourself. You are ultimately responsible for your own health and well being.
The cost of Reiki treatments is comparable to other complementary therapies (such as Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy) in your area.
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