What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a gently form of energy healing which originates from Japan. It promotes relaxation and therefore is ideal for the reduction of stress. It aims to enhance the natural power of the body to heal itself. It is compatible with all faiths.
Reiki literally means life force or life energy. You can treat people of any age with Reiki and it works in conjunction with prescribed medication. Reiki is now becoming more widely offered in hospitals, clinics and in palliative care, such as in hospices.
Yes, Reiki works in conjunction with western medicine
In a Reiki appointment you wear your usual clothes and remove your shoes, so please wear socks. You normally then lie on a bed or can choose to sit in a chair or your wheelchair. I will then place my hands above or lightly on the areas needing treatment, where you may feel warmth or a slightly tingling from the energy from my hands. Reiki treats the areas of the body needing assistance.
A Reiki appointment typically lasts around an hour and the number of treatments will depend on the severity of your illness. Most people will see benefits after one to a couple of sessions.
Distance healing is where a person is treated with Reiki healing energy even when they are not in the same room as the Reiki Master. It is highly beneficial for someone who may, for example, not be able to see me due to their lack of health or mobility.
Many people with arthritis enjoy the Reiki healing energy and the warmth of the healing.
You can treat any age of person, including children. However young children can normally only relax and stay still for around 20 minutes. Bringing their favourite relaxing music or story cd does help put them at ease and make the appointment more enjoyable.
Reiki is also excellent for reducing stress and therefore makes it an ideal treatment during the school and collage examination period. You are more likely to perform better if you feel more relaxed.
There is much research into the benefits of Reiki and an excellent source is the website, Reiki Australia. Recommendations and client testimonials also give you more faith in a particular Reiki practioner and can help you greatly in your decision making.
People have reported that Reiki has helped with the side effects of cancer treatments: such as in the pain, with their anxiety or the sickness experienced. According to Cancer UK people have said “it helps them cope better with cancer and its treatment”
I am fully qualified in Usui Reiki to the level of Reiki Master and Teacher. I can trace my Japanese training lineage to the original founder of Reiki. People travel from across the North West to see me. They find out about me often through recommendation, an article I have written or are encouraged by client testimonials found on this website. I offer Reiki from a clinic in Culcheth Warrington and also I’m able to offer sessions from my home. I’m honoured to say that people travel from Cheshire and the whole of the North West to receive Reiki from me.
The price of the Reiki treatment includes
- A pre-treatment consultation
- The Reiki treatment itself
- After care advice
The price is £40 which includes an initial consultation and then the Reiki treatment itself. A typical appointment lasts around an hour.
Can Reiki Help You?
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What Is The History Of Reiki?
In brief, Dr Mikao Usui lived in a monastery in Kyoto in Japan. It is believed he was also a professor of Theology at Doshina University, when one day he decided to resign from his post to discover how people, like Jesus, managed to heal others. To secure the answers he travelled and studied extensively. Whilst in a Buddhist monastery he discovered a passage on healing containing some symbols. He could not find anyone who knew the meaning of the symbols. Like Moses, Jesus and Buddha, he knew a period of solitude and meditation would often provide the necessary enlightment, so with a bag of 21 stones and no food he decided to go to the local holy mountain, Mount Kuriyama. Each day he removed a stone until after 21 days no stones were left. It was then in his mind he was given the answer to the healing symbols.
Dr Usui began to heal beggars free of charge, who he found quickly returned to their old ways. Many people even today perceive things are of greater value the more they cost.
Dr Usui then proceeded to pass his healing knowledge onto a retired naval officer and aristocrat called Dr Hayashi. Dr Hayash then is understood to have set up a Reiki clinic in Tokyo called Shina No Machi.
During the Second World War Dr Hayashi was called to fight. At this point he decided a previous client of his clinic, Mrs Hawayo Takata, a young widower with two young children, should be trained to become a Reiki Master so she could carry on the Reiki teachings. She had recovered from ill health which had included a tumour; so had seen the true healing ability of Reiki. Dr Hayashi died shortly after the transfer of knowledge apparently uttering “There is no such thing as death, only great change”.
Mrs Takata took Reiki to Hawaii and from here Reiki eventually spread to the rest of the Western World. When she died in 1980 she had trained 22 Reiki Masters, including her grand-daughter Phyllis Lei Furumoto.
Note: There are some slight variations on the history of Reiki can be found