What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural, balancing and holistic healing practice that is deeply relaxing and profoundly calming. Reiki treatment balances all aspects of self; body, mind, emotions and spirit. It promotes and stimulates your innate, natural tendency towards wellness and aims to restore homeostasis (whole-body balance).

As you become more balanced symptoms soften and you are better able to address any stressors in your life. Reiki treatment aids physical ailments and is helpful for developing inner meaning, personal awareness and growth.

Research documented benefits of Reiki treatment include: reduced pain levels, improved heart rate and blood pressure, improved well- being and quality of life. It is gentle, effective and very safe.

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How can Reiki help me?

Reiki can help anyone, most importantly Reiki can help you.

People use Reiki treatments to relax and strengthen their well being; reduce pain, anxiety and stress; help manage symptoms, support recovery after an injury or surgery and reduce side effects of medication.

Reiki practice has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect.

Benefits include:

~alleviation of anxiety which accompanies many conditions

~promotes better sleep

~pain management

~accelerates the body’s natural healing ability

~personal growth through connection with your inner source of meaning

~ detoxifies the body

~encourages the release of emotions

Healing has a ripple effect… it is effective in the moment and then spreads out over time to enhance your life.

You may notice other changes that continue to unfold after the initial relaxation of a Reiki treatment: perhaps stronger digestion, a sense of being more centered, calm and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night.

“As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself”  Definition of Usui Reiki Ryoho

What happens in a Reiki treatment?

A Reiki treatment is an hour in duration and takes place in a private, comfortable and relaxing treatment room. The session begins with taking some time to discuss what prompted you come along for example stress or the need to take some time out for you, we will talk about your intention for the treatment for example allowing yourself to deeply relax, this is empowering and ensures your active participation in your healing and development.

You will then either lay comfortably on a treatment bed covered with a cosy blanket or if you prefer sitting in a chair always fully clothed.  Relaxing music will be played in the background. The lights will be dimmed to allow you to softly focus within. Once you are settled, I place my hands in a series of positions on or close to your body and allow the Reiki energy to flow. I will start by placing my hands gently on your shoulders, then the top of your head, your chest, moving down to your feet avoiding private areas. I will generally hold each hand placement for 5 minutes each.

How does Reiki work?

Reiki  practice is a vibrational healing method that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions over or slightly above the body.

The act of placing hands on the body to comfort and relieve pain is naturally instinctive. When we hurt ourselves the first thing we tend to do is place our hands on where we have discomfort. Reiki flows into the body through the hands of the practitioner where it encourages balance.

Reiki treatment stimulates your natural innate self healing ability and immune system towards wellness.

When we are in a state of balance (coping and not in stress) we feel better and people generally start feeling better very quickly with Reiki treatment. As anxiety and pain lessen, a greater sense of hope in regaining health emerges and you may feel inspired to incorporate other  lifestyle changes as appropriate. Reiki often clears the mind, enabling you to better evaluate choices and make decisions with greater confidence. In this way, Reiki can help you become more actively involved in your own well being.

Reiki is safely used alongside other medical interventions as a holistic approach, where it will increase the positive effects, relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Reiki very gently and quietly opens an inner connection that can help transform unhelpful patterns and thus create a sense of meaning and purpose.

What do Reiki treatments feel like?

Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs.
You may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki treatment. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well being on all levels. Some people feel waves of energy, sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.

What are the benefits of Reiki treatments?

Reiki is a safe and soothing treatment that can be:

~ Comforting when life is tough
The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives. We can all feel overwhelmed, anxious or lost. Reiki treatments can bring you a feeling of peace and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life helping to bring you comfort, acceptance and a more positive outlook.

~ Supportive during pregnancy
Reiki can be wonderful for pregnant women. Treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for the mother.

~ Calming for children
Children usually love Reiki. The length of a session is often shorter than it would be for an adult.

~ Reassuring for animals
Animals also respond well to Reiki, they too seem to find it relaxing and soothing

~ Helpful at the end of life
In such cases Reiki can be a great comfort, helping to promote a sense of peace and acceptance for the dying and their families.

How much Reiki would I need?

One treatment will promote relaxation and healing. Reiki has a cumulative effect so many people have regular treatments to remain balanced, others with long standing ailments usually benefit from a series of treatments (3-4)

Is Reiki Safe?

There are no known contra-indications for Reiki treatment. It is non-invasive and considered safe because Reiki is practiced through non manipulative light touch and no substance is ingested. Reiki treatment can also be offered without any contact.

How much is a treatment?

A one hour treatment is £35.

If you would like an introduction to Reiki please join me at my next Reiki share £5 per person.

Where am I based?

My practice is based at Heaven and Earth, 1 Vulcan Place, Bedlington. The centre is welcoming with a relaxing atmosphere.

To book an appointment please call Lindsey on 07884 451 877 or email through the contact form.

Appointments are available week days and evenings.

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