WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki, pronounced "ray-key", is a form of healing touch that conducts energy from one person to another.  The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed in Japan early in the 20th century.  Reiki's natural healing energy works on every level (emotional, mental, physical and spiritual), and has no limitations.  It is excellent for healing of any kind, and gives wonderful results.  It is non-invasive and both gentle and natural.  It can be used without fear of any side-effects or overdose.  It may be used alone or with confidence alongside conventional medication or natural remedies because it acts in a complementary way.

Reiki works off of the understanding that everything around us, as well as ourselves, has a flow of life force or vibrational energy flowing through it.  When the flow of life force energy in our body is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur.  Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as emotional/physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts/feelings, including fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk, toxicity, destructive lifestyles and relationships, neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others, or from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way.  During a Reiki session the natural energy around is channelled to your body, to raise your vibrational energy flowing through it.

There is no belief system attached to Reiki, so anyone can receive a Reiki treatment, the only prerequisite is the desire to be healed.  The practitioner channels the energy allowing it to flow where it is needed, soothing and supporting the body's natural ability to heal itself.  The energy is drawn from the practitioner by the need or imbalance in the recipient, and the recipient's body will automatically draw in only as much Reiki as is needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time.  Neither person has to use any effort of will or concentration during this process.


Depending on each individual person, it may help to:

Restore and strengthen your life-force, bringing you back to a natural state of harmony, working on the whole person, rather than on any specific symptoms you may have.

Accelerate the healing of physical problems, balances the emotions and frees us from restrictive mental attitudes.

Aid the body to release stress and tension - it promotes deep relaxation and a profound sense of well-being.

Accelerate the body's self-healing abilities.

Aid better sleep and increases vitality.

Provide a powerful support to you in times of illness, helping to bring relief to many conditons.

Reduce the need for alcohol and tobacco and can assist the body in cleaning itself from toxins.

Relieve pain.

Remove energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony.

Reduce some of the side effects of drugs and can help the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy.

Help you deal with special situations in your life such as exams, job interviews, major decisions, bereavement and changes in relationships (aids emotional clearing).

Basically, whatever you need help with or wherever you need to be "healed" could be helped by receiving a Reiki treatment.


The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes.  If they are unable to lie down, the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible.  There is no need to remove any clothing, as Reiki will pass through anything - even a plaster cast!  The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body.  The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms, but areas of particular concern can be concentrated on during the treatment. 


Allison Reed, Complementary Therapist and Hypnotherapist
Therapy Centre, 78-82 Church Road, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9JY - Tel. : 07837 222 730

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