What is Reiki? #01



Reiki (pronounced Raykee) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy. "Ki" is the non-physical vitality that gives life to all living things. Reiki was used thousands of years ago in Tibet, China and India. Dr Mikao Usui rediscovered it over a hundred years ago and this skill was "westernised" and passed on to students all over the world. Modern science is now able to measure the electromagnetic fields which exist in and around all living things and put forward a scientific hypothisis for how Reiki works.

This non-invasive therapy reinforces the body's natural ability to harmonise itself, and can support and enhance all other forms of treatment. Reiki works holistically to balance the whole person and brings about a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing. This is because it works on the different levels of self: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. No belief systems are attached to Reiki and there is no conflict with any prior religious beliefs held.

This gentle, yet powerful complementary therapy can be used with confidence alongside orthodox healthcare. As such, it expands treatment options. It is not however an alternative to conventional medicine. Reiki is growing in popularity and is now being used in various locations including GP surgeries, hospices, hospitals, drug rehabilitation, HIV centres and in the care of the elderly. It is becoming increasingly popular with healthcare professionals such as nurses and physiotherapists, as another "tool" in their treatment toolbox!

Reiki is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied. A session is usually carried out with the client fully clothed, lying down or seated comfortably. Reiki may be experienced as a flow of energy, a wonderful feeling of warmth and calm. It is deeply relaxing. It encourages and supports positive personal choices such as improving diet, taking more exercise, and devoting more time to relaxation. It is a good idea to rest for a while afterwards and increase your water consumption over the next few days.

Even one single session may make a difference, but regular sessions will be beneficial.

Further information can be obtained from The UK Reiki Federation, of which I am a member. It is involved in promoting best practice, professional conduct and the setting of National Occupational Standards, so you can be assured you will receive the best possible care from a qualified and insured practitioner.

As a Teacher registered with the UK Reiki Federation my teaching adheres to the Core Curriculum and National Occupational Standards for Reiki and courses are of the highest standard with all the ongoing support you need. My Level 2 Practitioner Course has also been verified by the UK Reiki Federation.

If you would like to discuss Reiki in more detail, or have any specific questions, I offer a free initial consultation.

Fiona Heath, Wellbeing Holistics 01905 770569/ 07713 915416
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