What is Reiki?
Reiki is a natural healing method practised worldwide. Reiki is a high-frequency energy, which through a hands-on healing approach, raises the energy levels of the body and speeds up the innate healing process we all have. Reiki does much more than this, because it assists the body to find health on not only a physical level, but emotional, mental and spiritual levels as well. In this way it is a deep-acting, powerful healing tool to which the body responds very well.
People from all walks of life are now turning to more holistic methods of living and healing. They are searching for a balance between the physical aspect of their lives – which has been the major focus over the last century – and the mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Western society has actively ignored people’s emotional health until very recently – hence our current crisis with depression, and illness stemming from emotional pain and stress. Certainly in my experience as a practitioner, there are many clients presenting with physical and mental dysfunctions who can find relief only by addressing the underlying emotional and/or mental pain. Energy healing is a safe and effective way to allow people to access this level of themselves. Reiki works to balance and heal in all areas – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Individuals are also looking for alternatives to the mainstream medical approach of putting toxic chemicals in their body. Weathering all the side-effects of these chemicals, and the interaction of taking a number of drugs can leave people feeling worse than they did with the original problem. A combination of energy healing, an improved diet, healthy thought patterns, and judicious exercise can give the body an opportunity to kick-start the innate healing processes within the body, and lead to feelings of greater well-being. It is an on-going process.
To put it another way, many people are now feeling the need to temper the scientific left-brained knowledge with the innate wisdom of the right brain and intuition. Reiki can be used side-by-side with all the useful advances we have made in this modern, scientific world we live in. In an ideal world we take the best that both worlds have to offer.
Many people experience a Reiki session as energizing, yet deeply relaxing. Successive Reiki sessions will be very beneficial as the energy leads the body more and more towards health.
How does Reiki work?
As Einstein stated a long time ago, everything is ultimately composed of energy – in varying frequencies. Our bodies are also energetic, consisting of many different frequencies, and respond to having energy put into them. We energise our body in many ways, including eating, breathing, exercising etc. A Reiki treatment is having our body filled up with a high-frequency energy in a different and very effective way – by a Reiki practitioner acting as a channel to Universal energy (however esoteric that sounds!).
The treatment is traditionally done similarly to the laying-on of hands – although it works equally well working a little off-body (in the aura). The client is fully clothed for the treatment and normally lies down and relaxes to receive the treatment. Then the practitioner works progressively through the body allowing Reiki energy to flow through. The client on the table will draw through the appropriate amount of energy for their healing.
Some patients report feeling various sensations: heat, cold, pressure, tingling, pulsing, etc. – and often intense relaxation. This is attributed to Reiki energy filling the body and aura of the recipient: filling up energy deficiencies, repairing and opening the chakras and energy channels (meridians), pulling out negativity, and dissolving the blocks of stale or blocked energy.
Reiki is a body/mind treatment and works in the areas of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing simultaneously for the person’s highest good.
It is effective, and safe for all age groups, from new-born babies to the elderly – and also for animals.
Some of the Benefits of Reiki
- Strengthens and speeds up the body’s natural capacity to heal itself
- Strengthens the immune system
- Assists the body in the process of detoxification
- Relaxes and relieves pain
- Balances the endocrine system (the glands) and thereby all bodily functions
- Improves concentration and focus
- Relaxes and relieves pain during pregnancy and assists with delivery
- Speeds up the body’s ability to recover from drug therapy and/or surgery
- Re-vitalizes body, mind and spirit
- Balances and harmonizes the energy field and chakras
- Enhances creativity and natural gifts
- Heals at the four levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual
Reiki treatments are available at my therapy rooms, in Oamaru and Papamoa Beach. Take time out of your busy life to enjoy a relaxing, healing treatment in quiet, secluded rooms.
Treatments are for an hour and cost $90.
Please wear something relaxed-fitting and comfortable, and leave off your jewellery.
Gift vouchers are available.