“Reiki” pronounced as (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy, The Reiki tradition was rediscovered by Maiko Usui in the early 20th century.
The world that we live in is a sphere of energy which nurtures all living things, including you and me. Imagine you as a light bulb, if the electricity (your energy) is interrupted, then the light flickers and does not shine to its full potential, but when the electricity flows (your energy) the light shines uninterrupted and beautiful. Reiki encourages your own energy to flow uninterrupted within you by removing energy blocks and reconnecting the flow through you. Reiki is a process that anyone can receive if they are willing to accept it into their life.
How do you receive Reiki?
The process of receiving Reiki is safe and simple. You the recipient remains fully clothed and lays on a therapy bed, or if more comfortable sit on a chair and most importantly relaxes. The Reiki practitioner then gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near your body. There is no massage, no manipulation, it is important that you feel comfortable throughout. During the treatment the whole person is treated, body, mind and soul (your energy field or Aura) rather than specific areas.
The Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on your needs.
Reiki practitioners are not doctors and cannot diagnose and will not predict any specific outcome from treatment. If you are concerned about any of your symptoms, please see your GP.
What do Reiki treatments feel like?
Well everyone experiences Reiki differently depending on your needs at the time the treatment is given. Recipients of Reiki may or may not feel sensations, these could be feeling heat, cold, tingling, you may even see colours and of course you may feel nothing, these are all completely normal.
What are the benefits?
Recipients of Reiki have experienced deep relaxation, feeling a sense of calm, peace, energised and perhaps emotional it’s all part of the process and completely normal.
It‘s your energy, your Reiki allowing your natural wellbeing and harmony to be restored.
Reiki can be your comfort during those tough times in life. By its relaxing nature it can be extremely helpful when you are feeling over whelmed by life, disconnected from you and who you are, both on an emotional level and a spiritual level.
The Reiki treatments can bring back the feeling of peace and centeredness and giving you back the ability to cope with the challenges you may face in life. Reiki can help with circumstances that are short term, for example getting through those exams, or the next interview. But it can also support those who are dealing with long standing issues and conditions, it can help to bring comfort when needed and acceptance and allowing you to gain a more positive outlook on what is.
Reiki is also wonderful and safe any expectant mummy’s, treatments are very relaxing for mummy and bump and nurtures the natural bond, Kids respond amazingly well to reiki, it’s a wonderful way to introduce our children to mindfulness and encouraging them to take time to feed their soul, to calm down, away from the technology.
How many times would I need Reiki?
Again, this all depends on you, a single treatment may be all that you need, but it is best to discuss this with your practitioner. For example, if you have long standing emotional or spiritual issues, a series of treatments may be beneficial. If you find that one treatment has benefited you, then great, this can be followed up anytime with another. Your needs are as individual as you.
"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"
Many people are sensitive to being touched and prefer not to receive a hands on treatment.
Whether it’s through medical conditions, past / present physical or mental trauma or personal preference.
Because of this some people do not feel comfortable to come for a Reiki Treatment as it is perceived to be a Hands On Treatment only.
This is not the case.
Before each treatment with Holistic Soul you will be asked your consent to touch.
Please be assured it’s OK to say NO to touch, Reiki Treatments can be performed hands on or hands off with very much the same results.
If you are happy to have a hands on treatment, please let me know if you prefer the lighter touch or a firmer touch.
Know your boundaries and what’s sits well with you.
There are no additional charges for your first session with Holistic Soul.
The above cost includes a FREE consultation. Your first sessions may last approx 1hr - 1hr 15mins
Sessions can last approx 45mins to 1hr depending on your needs on the day.