Frequently Asked Questions
I hope the information below will help to demystify some of the questions you may have about Reiki, what it is and who it can help.
The word Rei means universal, and the word Ki means the vital life force (also known as Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit) that flows through all living things. Ki surrounds and animates all life and is the primary source of our thoughts, emotions and spiritual existence.
During a reiki treatment the client lies comfortably on a couch, fully clothed, and the practitioner simply places their hands on them so that the Reiki can flow from the palms of their hands into the client. The hands are normally placed at the 7 main chakra points along the body. The treatment can also be ‘hands off’, as the reiki can still flow freely from practitioner to client without actual touch involved.
A reiki treatment is normally a very relaxing experience and the client can even fall asleep – often without even realising they have done so. The treatment usually leaves the client feeling balanced, rejuvenated and with an increased sense of peace and wellbeing. In some cases, the treatment can release old, suppressed emotions. This can lead to tears and is an opportunity for a major release, and the chance to reflect upon past experiences in a safe, comforting environment.
Clients report a wide range of feelings during a treatment, for example, tingling, feeling cold or warm, heaviness, drowsiness. They may also feel a surge of energy flowing into the body, or indeed feel nothing at all.
The reiki flows to where it is most needed, and does not need to be guided along its way, it simply find the point or points where it can be of most benefit and goes there directly.
Every reiki treatment is unique and every client experiences their treatment differently. Regardless of the experience for each client, the outcome is the same, with the client receiving the correct amount of energy to bring about the necessary changes to restore the balance within.
One of the greatest benefits of reiki is the reduction of stress, and increased relaxation, ever more important in the fast paced and increasingly demanding world in which we live. Reiki stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health.
When the flow of life force energy is disrupted, we can feel weak or blocked, and emotional and health problems can quickly follow. Our system can become unbalanced through the action of many factors – stress, physical or emotional trauma, negative thought patterns, as well as feelings such as fear, doubt, worry, anger, anxiety. Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives amazing results.
Reiki can be safely used on most people, including pregnant women, babies and the elderly. It can be used on people with many conditions, including high blood pressure, depression, panic attacks, stress, eczema, diabetes, cancer.
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