It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that “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 word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
How can Reiki benefit me?
A treatment 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 include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of deep healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping many illness and ailments and always leaves the client feeling deeply relaxed, calm, more joyful and energized.
Reiki is non-intrusive and gentle so can be used in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
It is suitable for all ages and everyone can benefit from this treatment.
How does Reiki work
We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura.
Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy.
It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
What should I expect from a treatment
Reiki is give to specific areas on the front of the body from the head to the feet.
Treatments take place on a massage couch and clients are fully-clothed. The ‘life force energy’ has an innate consciousness and will go to where you need most healing.
As the treatment is deeply relaxing and you may drift off, this is fine and Reiki will still be flowing through you.
After a treatment clients report to feeling deeply calm and energized.
Investment: £60, 1 hour treatment.
Treatments available Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday at The Little Escape, 4 Paxton Mews, Off Westow Street, Crystal Palace. SE193RW.