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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.  If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The work Reiki is made of two Japanese words Rei which means "God's wisdom or the higher power" and qi which is "life force energy"or "Universal Life Force". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy".

Reiki is considered to be a system of enlightenment and a hands on healing art. This 2,500 year old Japanese healing art was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the 1800's. With reiki, it is the power of love and life energy of the universe rather than our own energy that is being utilised. By simply placing our hands on ourselves or another, the energy flows wherever it is most needed, thus restoring the mind,body  and spirit to its balanced state of wellness.

Conditions treated by and benefits of reiki healing treatments

Reiki is said to be beneficial for treating physical, emotional, spiritual or mental disease and can be used for all types of conditions and whuch are therefore too numerous to list here.

NB Nothing above should be taken to mean that people are discouraged from seeking advice from a medical professional e.g a GP.

Reiki - how it works

Practitioners use reiki to be channels for "reiki energy" flowing through their palms to heal specific parts of the body. Some schools teach that reiki energy enters the practitioner through the 7th (crown or Shasrara) chakra, goes through the 4th chakra and then flows through her or his hands (secondary chakras) into the body of the recipient. 

A treatment often feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.  Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that includes relaxation and feeling of peace, security and well-being.  Many have reported miraculous results.

Remote reiki

I now offer remote reiki which allows me to offer my services anywhere in the world at a time and place to suit you: about remote reiki.

My other services: shiatsu and reflexology treatments, Swedish full body massage, and facial beauty treatments.

Nadia Reid | Shiatsu and Reflexology | nadia@shiatsuandreflexology.co.uk