What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a complementary therapy that promotes deep relaxation and natural healing. It works by using energy (also known as chi/ki or prana) to balance you on many levels, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. The energy helps the body to heal itself. It is the same energy that is worked with in Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Yoga. It originated in Japan early in the 1900’s and was developed by Mikao Usui. The original system was used mainly for self healing and spiritual development. It was only later when it came to the Western world that it became a system to treat others. What effects can Reiki have? Deep relaxation Reduce stress and anxiety Increase your energy levels A feeling of inner calm and contentment A speeding up of the body’s own healing system Can you tell me more about the treatment? The treatment itself is a wonderful experience! It takes place on a couch in a warm, quiet room with gentle music playing. All you need to do is close your eyes and drift off……….. During the treatment I will work my way around your body with my hands either resting gently on your body or hovering just above. The most common feelings experienced are relaxation, which can be very deep. You may feel heat, cold or tingling, see colours or feel like you are floating or sinking into the couch. Some people feel nothing at all and just go to sleep! It is not important what you do or don’t feel as Reiki will be giving you exactly what you need. How many sessions am I likely to need? You will notice some benefit from your first session, however to get the best results from Reiki I would recommend a course of treatments. This would consist of 5 treatments, of either 40 minute or hourly length, at weekly or fortnightly intervals. The effects build up cumulatively and having the full course of treatments produces long term beneficial changes that you will really notice such as feeling more positive, confident and dealing better with stressful people and situations. Following the initial course of treatments many clients have monthly sessions, as they enjoy the deep relaxation that Reiki brings them. Taster sessions are £15, why don’t you contact me today and book your first treatment? ** Reiki is not a substitute for conventional medicine, if you have any concerns about your health you must contact your Doctor.