Information about Reiki
What is Reiki and how does it work?
Reiki was developed in Japan in the 1900's and the name translates to "universal energy". It is an energy healing technique based on the Reiki practitioner helping energise and balance the chakra energy of the person they are working with. There can sometimes be gentle touch involved and the process can often lead to deep relaxation, as well as a reduction in stress and anxiety.
What is a chakra?
The concept of the chakra arose in early Sanskrit texts that speak of them both as meditative visualisations combining flowers and mantras and as physical entities in the body. Chakras are various energy focal points in the body and are used in a variety of ancient meditation practices where it is believed to function at their best, your chakras need to stay open, or balanced. If they get blocked, you may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra.
What are the 7 chakras?
The root chakra (Muladhara), is located at the base of your spine. It represents your foundation, security and stability in life and helps you feel grounded and able to withstand challenges.
The sacral chakra (Svadhisthana) is located just below your belly button. This chakra is responsible for your creative and sexual energy as well as how you relate to your emotions and that of others.
Solar plexus chakra
The solar plexus chakra (Manipura) is located in your stomach area. It’s responsible for self-esteem and confidence as well as helping you feel in control of your life.
The heart chakra (Anahata) is located near your heart, in the center of your chest. This chakra represents our ability to love and show compassion for others.
The throat chakra (Vishuddha) is located in your throat. This chakra has to do with our ability to communicate verbally.
Third eye chakra
The third eye chakra (Ajna) is located between your eyes. It represents your gut instinct and is responsible for intuition and imagination.
The crown chakra (Sahasrara) is located at the top of the head. It represents your spiritual connection to yourself, others, and the universe. It also plays a role in your life’s purpose.
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What are the benefits of a Reiki session?
Reiki will help you to experience a profound level of relaxation. The meditative practice promotes relaxation and a positive mental state through gentle touch.
Reiki can support you with emotional, physical and mental distress by allowing you to release your stress and tension through deep relaxation.
Cancer and other long term illnesses
Though there is no scientific evidence to show that reiki can prevent, treat or cure cancer, or any other disease, some people with cancer use reiki alongside their treatment, as a complementary therapy. Read more.
What issues could Reiki help address?
Reiki practitioners and those receiving the treatment have claimed to have experienced a diverse range of improvements in physical, mental and emotional health. Some of the issues Reiki has been reported to treat include stress, anxiety, depression, low confidence, depression, pain, infertility and fatigue.
Reiki can help you to unwind, relax and reduce your stress levels. Your Reiki practitioner will work on your energy centres and help to clear negative energies.
Anxiety, depression and low moods
The deep meditative relaxation effects of Reiki may help to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms and improve your mood and energy.
You can expect to feel very relaxed after a Reiki session. This kind of relaxation helps our bodies to sleep better, to heal better, and to think more clearly. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep entirely during a Reiki session.
Reiki may help to resolve the emotional aspect of pain by allowing healing energy to flow freely throughout the body, which results in relaxation and reduced pain and tension throughout the body.
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Alternative therapies you might like to consider
If you're looking for something more physically focused then we do have other styles of massage therapies available.
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