“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 pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.”
‘Reiki’ (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’ and is used to describe a system of natural healing. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.
Reiki treatment can help anyone in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide support during recovery.
The practice is taught by Reiki masters/teachers who have trained in the tradition and is passed on in person from master to student.
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What happens during a Reiki treatment
The person receiving Reiki remains fully clothed while the Reiki practitioner lightly places hands in various positions on or near the body. The person usually experiences relaxation and peace during the session. Treatments can be given to a person in a hospital bed, recliner or chair.
Reiki does not replace but, rather, is integrated with medical treatment.
One of the unique aspects of Reiki is that anyone can learn this simple system of natural healing if they wish to self-treat or treat friends and family.
For carers, parents and friends
Carers, parents and friends who have learned Reiki are able to actively participate in supporting their loved ones through difficult times and at the end of life.
For patients who are still able to physically engage in their own wellness, being able to self-treat with Reiki can be a valuable asset in their wellbeing toolbox.
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