Reiki (pronounced  Rey-key )

Reiki is a gentle, powerful ,effective, completely safe, and

non-invasive treatment.

Reiki treats the whole person, focusing on the body, emotions, mind, and spirit. This form of energy work creates the space for peace, detox, anxiety release, relaxation, and overall well being.

 

Healing crystals and stones are integrated into each session, this combination strengthens the effects of clearing, balancing, and recharging.

What Is Reiki?

Everything has energy or Qi in it - even a piece of paper or a plant, every item in the room, the building itself, the city, the counry, the world, the universe and on and on.  This energy may seem invisible or elusive but it is, in fact, all encompassing. It is the energy that makes worlds function. It is the fuel that drives humans and gives ultimate structure and purpose in life. Reiki is energy.

If we already have energy or qi, why do we need the practise of Reiki? To help understand, envision a free-flowing river. This beautiful river is like energy flowing easily down through the body. Occasionally a pebble, or even a rock, will fall into that river, making the flow of the water a little more difficult. These pebbles are human worries, fear, anger, and each pebble builds on top of the other. Soon there is only a trickle of water running in that once beautiful free-flowing river. And so it is with energy in the human body. Energy flow can be obstructed so much that at this point physical pain may be experienced.

During a Reiki treatment the pure flow of energy is re-aligned within the body. It washes down, clearing obstructions and strengthening the flow of energy. This not only helps us feel physically better, but it allows us to feel a connection to the understanding of one’s purpose on Earth and the most effective way of achieving it

Reiki Questions and Answers

Where does Reiki energy come from?

Reiki energy is a subtle energy. It is different than electricity or chemical energy or other kinds of physical energy. Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with. When viewed clairvoyantly, Reiki energy appears to come down from above and to enter the top of the practitioners head after which if flows through the body and out the hands. It appears to flow this way because of our perspective. However, the true source of Reiki energy is within ourselves. This does not mean that we use our personal energy when we do Reiki, but that the energy is coming from a transcendental part of ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy.

Is Reiki a Religion?

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.. it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

How is a Reiki treatment given?

In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts 45-50 minutes.

 

What does a Reiki treatment feel like?

What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

What can be treated with Reiki?

Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.

Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive a Reiki treatment?

No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment.. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.

The Reiki Principles

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases


Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind


The founder , Usui Mikao

Reiki Treatments

A Reiki treatmnent is approximately 50-60 minutes long and is useful for specific healing, or general relaxation. 

The client remains fully clothed at all times and will be made comfortable laying dowm on my treatment couch with pillows and covered over by a warm blanket.  I will place my hands on, or just above your body as agreed prior to the treatment. Gender, age and medical condition are of no concern with Reiki as the clients own body controls this energetic process.

During the reiki treatment the body will only take the amount of energy that it requires. A Reiki treatment is not intrusive. 

Healing crystals and stones are integrated into each session, this combination strengthens the effects of clearing, balancing, and recharging.

Treatments Prices

30 minutes £30

60 minutes £45

90 minutes £65

Block booking of Three 60 min treatments 

£115 saving £20 

Block booking of Three 90 min treatments

£175 saving £20

If a client is wishing to work on a specific issue or health problem it is advisable to book three or four treatments. Naturally one reiki treatment can be taken at anytime for relaxation, healing or to simply try it out.

How will I feel After my Treatment?

Reiki is extremely loving and gentle.  At the end of the treatment,  some clients feel refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook, whilst others can feel slightly dreamy.  you are always encouraged to take as much time as you need and have a glass of water or a herbal tea to help with this awakening process.

Because energy blockages are being cleared in the body, you may have an emotional realease and feel quite tearful.. embrace this time and allow your body and soul to have this release.  

Aftercare Advice

Integrate

Many of the treatment benefits can occur as soon as after the session is over and as such, it’s important  to find somewhere quiet and relaxing to integrate what may arise.

I recommend that my clients take at least 15-20 minutes after the session to meditate, lie down, go for a walk in nature or even take a nap. Try not to book or schedule anything immediately after your session.

Hydrate

After doing any type of energy work it’s important to hydrate, so be sure to drink 1-2 glasses of water after your session.

Eat

Energy work is often hungry work, and you may find yourself hungry immediately after your session. Be sure you listen to your body and choose a healthy snack or meal afterward if needed. Eating can also help ground the body and as a bonus, you may find that a piece of dark chocolate be quite restorative.

Reflect

It’s often helpful to spend some time after the session reflecting, so I often recommend that clients journal, draw or somehow capture any insights they had during and immediately after the session.

You may also decide to meditate afterward or listen to calming and/or inspirational music. Whatever you choose to do, find an activity that helps you connect to what you've experienced so you can draw on it in future.

How can Reiki help patients with Cancer

Reiki Is the only complementary treatment that is not contra indicated my medical conditions.  It is a safe and beneficial treatment.

Reiki for patients with cancer can help with :

Help some people to feel deeply relaxed

Help people cope with difficult situations

Relieve emotional stress and tension

Help to improve overall wellbeing

Some people with cancer say they feel better after using therapies such as Reiki. Studies show that this is often because a therapist spends time with the person, and touches them. After the rush and stress of hospitals and treatment, it can be very relaxing when someone gives you attention for an hour or more, in a calm setting.

Reiki is sometimes used in palliative care, especially in hospices.

Some people say that Reiki has helped to control side effects of their cancer treatments, such as

Pain

Anxiety

Sickness

They also say that it helps them cope better with their cancer and its treatments and side effects.

Kirsty East

Mizan Practitioner,

Holistic Therapist and  Doula

 54 Blossom Street

York.

YO24 1AP

Tel: 07742933421