What is Reiki?
Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century, which is activated by intention. Reiki’s natural healing energy is believed to work on every level, not just the physical, and promotes the body’s regenerative self-healing ability. The Japanese word Reiki means ‘Universal Energy’.
Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well-being. It is known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India.
How can Reiki help me?
The energy of Reiki can be used to great effect in many ways. Whether you are suffering from stress or tension, and the many symptoms associated with this, or wishing to improve the quality of relationships at home or work, the beneficial effects of Reiki may occur on many levels. Reiki is thought to accelerate healing, balance the emotions and free us from restrictive mental attitudes. It helps to provide a closer connection with inner wisdom. Reiki is a non-invasive therapy that can be used without fear of any side-effects or overdose. It can be used with confidence alongside conventional medication or natural remedies because it acts in a complementary way.
LEARN REIKI at Magenta Therapy
You can also learn to heal yourself and others with Reiki through courses held at the Magenta Therapy treatment room in Lowestoft. Please visit the Courses & Events page for more details.
Who can have Reiki?
Reiki is suitable for people of all ages from children through to the elderly although anyone with a serious medical complaint should inform their therapist before undertaking a course of treatment. GP consent is advisable for certain conditions.
What can I expect from a treatment?
The first session lasts about an hour and a half as it includes a consultation in which you will be asked to give details about your health and lifestyle. This information will be treated strictly confidentially. You will also be asked to sign a consent form showing that you understand the aims and limitations of the treatments. A session is carried out lying down or sitting, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. There is no need to remove any clothing. The practitioner places their hands gently, in a series of positions, on or over the body. You automatically draw in only as much Reiki as is needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time. Your treatment will last between 35-40 minutes. Reiki can also be incorporated into other treatments.
You may like to listen to some soft music to help you to relax. Afterwards you will be asked to give your feedback about any changes or sensations you experienced. Reiki might be felt as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all. Reiki is deeply relaxing and has a calming effect. Treatment is enhanced if you can rest for a while afterwards and drink plenty of water to help the body detoxify. The beneficial effects may be felt for several days.
How often will I need to come?
This will depend upon a number of factors but it is recommended initially to commit to a four week course of treatments after which we can assess your needs and decide whether you would like to continue having regular ‘maintenance’ treatments e.g. every 2 weeks to a month. Responses vary and if there are long-standing symptoms it may take the body a while to recuperate.
What is Esoteric Healing?
Esoteric simply means ‘inner’ rather than outer (exoteric) and concerns the subjective aspects of life and energy at work behind all things. It is similar to Reiki in that it is a form of healing but it has a different background and focus.
Esoteric healing is all about empowering, encouraging and supporting an individual to seek their answers within themselves; assisting an individual in moving into alignment with their soul or becoming a ‘soul-infused personality’. You may be encouraged during your session to participate in visualisations or perhaps describe an energy blockage and how it feels, what colour it is, what form it takes etc.
Esoteric healing is in total alignment with the individual’s soul evolution and is not influenced by the healer’s personality. Healing takes place in whatever form is required for the soul’s growth at any time. Through making a conscious inner connection to the soul, the so-called hidden becomes revealed, and the light of the soul reveals the depths of inner wisdom that we all have within us.
How can Esoteric Healing help me?
When we are able to see our experiences from a higher perspective, it enables us to become more detached rather than emotionally or mentally consumed by the present reality. In recognising that physical disease has its roots in the energetic body, we can focus on the cause rather than the symptoms, helping to shift any energetic blockages.
Marie usually combines Reiki and Esoteric Healing for a more powerful treatment. Free distant healing is always available. Please get in touch if you would like to be put on the healing list.
Some of the information on Reiki was taken from the Reiki Federation website www.reikifed.co.uk