Frequently Asked Questions
What is Reiki?
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy".
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Why do we need a Reiki Treatment?
There is not a person in this universe that has not experienced some form of discomfort, fear, sadness, anxiety, anger or stress. Situations arise everyday that we need to deal with. That may challenge us, push us beyond our comfort zones. For some that may be okay. Exercising, meditation, reading may all be enough for that person to relieve these emotions and feelings. But for most we hold it in and carry it with us long after the situation has passed. Have you ever been in a room and felt that the energy was heavy or that uneasy feeling in your gut when you're stressed or anxious? That is the energy that is being held within us. We can hold onto this for years, childhood trauma or daily stressful jobs, illness, grief. Eventually these cause blockages in our energy systems and stop the natural flow of energy through our bodies causing disease.
Reiki helps clear these energy centres and blockages. But just like a shower you have each day you also need to cleanse your energy on a regular basis. There are ways you can do this yourself. Reiki is a great way to help you get clear and then can be used for maintenance like a deep clean.
What does a Reiki Hands on session include?
Every person has a unique Reiki session that is tailored to their needs. Once you arrive at our rooms, you will be welcomed to a peaceful, relaxing space with soothing music. After the preliminary discussions and relevant paperwork completed you will gently lie on the Reiki table fully clothed and comfortable. A soft blanket and eye pillow is offered. You will be able to relax, leave your thoughts behind and let go of any stress you may have been holding onto. I will guide you to a safe place where you can experience the lovely energy that Reiki provides. You will feel my hands placed gently on you at various points around your body - clearing any unwanted energies and blockages. Many people drift off in and out of a relaxing sleep state. You will hear the bell toll 3 times at the start of the session and 3 times at the end. The use of crystals, pendulum and Aura Soma pomanders may be used but will be discussed prior to your session. Reiki is a loving, gentle, universal energy that works for your highest good.
How long is each session?
Your first session will take approximately 90 mins of which 60mins will be on the table. There will be a 15 min discussion pre-post session. Follow up sessions are usually 60mins - 75mins with 45-60mins on the table.
What do I bring?
There is no need to bring anything. Just wear comfortable clothes. It is preferable to remove shoes, heavy jewellery or watches or glasses. You may bring a crystal if there is one you wear or use often. Water will be offered.
How will I feel after a Reiki session?
Every client has a unique experience. Some may feel a sense of calm, peace, clarity others feel energised and refreshed. During the treatment you may feel heat, cool, tingling, shifting, clearing, stomach grumbling. You may see images, colours or just fall asleep. You will experience exactly what you are meant to, what it is you are needing at that time.
Is Reiki associated with any religion?
No, Reiki is universal loving energy and is used across many religions.
How often should I have a Reiki Treatment?
If you have never had a Reiki treatment then we would recommend having 3 sessions initially one week apart. This will help you clear out any blockages you may have accumulated over years. I will also make a recommendation after your first visit and discussion on your goals. Then it is dependent on your circumstances. For some a weekly session is still needed, for others it may be monthly or quarterly or just yearly. If you are needing more regular Reiki sessions you may consider training in Reiki so you can provide yourself with daily healing.
Can I receive Reiki with other medical treatments?
Yes, in fact Reiki works well as a complimentary healing method alongside your medical treatment plan. It has been proven to help aid healing, pain relief, less need for medication, less nausea, anxiety and stress relief pre-post surgery. Has been used in hospitals, palliative care patients, support during cancer treatments and as part of patients Antenatal care. Reiki is safe and non invasive. It helps calm the nervous system, relax and allow the body to heal. Reiki should only be used as complimentary to your current medical treatment plan.
How can I learn Reiki?
Reiki is a wonderful life skill and recommended for anyone who would like to incorporate a more holistic approach to their life. Reiki s not just something you do but it is part pf your life. You live Reiki. Reiki can be provided to plants, animals, food, situations, physical, emotional, mental health, provide clarity and guidance in life. Everyone can learn Reiki. There are three levels and Level 1 is for your use on yourself and to incorporate in your own life. If you are interested in learning more about Reiki and classes provided please refer to our services tab.
Can I receive Reiki if I am not physically present?
Yes, absolutely. Distant or Absent Reiki works the same as hands on Reiki. Reiki can be sent to a person, situation, animal, time or place. As a Reiki Master practitioner, I can invoke Reiki distant healing energy frequencies that is then tuned into the person receiving it. Clients who have used distant Reiki record similar benefits to physically being present. This is ideal for a person who is ill or in a different location and also for animals who cannot be transported easily. Sessions range from 20-40 mins depending on the goals of client.
Can Reiki be offered to Children?
Yes, children are very open and receptive to the Reiki energy. Depending on the age the timeframe for a session may be anywhere from 15-30 minutes and can be offered sitting or lying down.Guardians must be present during the session.
Can Reiki be offered to animals?
Yes. Animals are naturally connected to the universal energy field and any Reiki provided is of great benefit. This can be for new pets joining families, animals dealing with trauma or abuse, animals with anxiety or injury. Depending on the size and situation of the animal distant Reiki may be more suitable.