WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is Japanese for "universal life energy" and is used to describe a system of natural healing founded by Mikao Usui. It can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatments.
Reiki can encourage deep relaxation and balance at times of stress, and during recovery from illness. Regular treatments promote a calmer response to life's challenges.
A treatment can support positive personal change such as an improved diet, taking more exercise, or devoting more time to rest and leisure activities.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A TREATMENT
Each session lasts approximately one hour, though initial consultation is sometimes longer to take a case history and determine your current state of health.
When receiving reiki you remain fully clothed and lie on a treatment couch or sit comfortably in a chair.
You relax while the practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-invasive positions on or near the body.
There is no massage or manipulation, though the whole person is treated.
To get the most from a treatment, wear loose, warm, comfortable clothing - sweatshirt, jogging bottoms and socks are ideal. It is recommended that you do not eat a heavy meal in the two hours prior to a treatment, or drink alcohol before or after a treatment. Drink plenty of water following reiki to aid the flow of changes through the system. If possible avoid strenuous or stressful activities after your session.