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Reiki Benefits and FAQ’s

What is Reiki?
The word Reiki can be translated from the Japanese to mean “Spiritual energy”. The word refers to energy rather than a system or teachings.

A Reiki practitioner who studies the system of Reiki is taught methods that were developed by the founder Mikao Usui in the early 1900s that utilize “Reiki” to heal the self and become whole.

Influences upon Mikao Usui (1865-1926), and consequently upon his teachings (which are known as the system of Reiki today), came from his Japanese martial arts practice, Shintoism (the traditional Japanese folk religion), Japanese buddhism (namely Tendai), and Shugendo (a spiritual mountain practice). Naturally the Japanese culture and philosophy that was apparent during Mikao Usui’s lifetime was also a great influence upon what has developed as the system of Reiki.

What are the benefits of a Reiki treatment?
The first thing noticed by the client is a sense of deep relaxation. Many people fall asleep while undergoing a Reiki treatment because the first problem it tackles is stress. Secondly, Reiki eliminates energy blockages and increases the client’s vibrational frequency, allowing deep healing to occur. It removes toxins from the body and suppresses pain, enabling total relaxation.

What To Expect During My Reiki Session?
A Reiki treatment is approximately one-hour long and is useful for specific healing or general relaxation. The client remains fully clothed at all times as the Reiki practitioner goes through a set healing process placing hands on, or just off, the body as agreed with the client to the Reiki treatment. Sex, age and condition are of no concern as the client’s own body controls this energetic process. During the Reiki treatment the body will only take the amount of energy that it requires. A Reiki treatment is not intrusive and clients do not remove clothing and no private parts of the body are touched. If a client is wishing to work on a specific issue or health problem it is advisable to book for three one-hour Reiki treatments. Naturally one Reiki treatment can be taken at any time for relaxation, healing or simply to try it out.