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Reiki

WHAT IS IT?

Reiki is a non invasive therapy, using energy flow from the Reiki Practitioner’s hands, when placed on or near the recipient. The recipient remains fully clothed throughout the treatment. The Reiki treatment is usually given with the recipient in a seated position or better still laying down on a massage couch with a cover over them in a very comfortable position. Anyone can benefit from Reiki it is gentle by nature and very relaxing. It can complement and enhance other forms of treatment.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING A TREATMENT?

Your Reiki practitioner will sit down with you for a full consultation after which you will be asked to lie down on a massage couch or be seated comfortably in a chair and covered if you wish. The treatment can last between 45 to 90 minutes, with a localised treatment lasting approximately 20 minutes. Your therapist may take a few moments to enter a calm state and then will place his or her hands on or near various parts of the body, including the head, torso, knees and feet. The hands will remain in each position for up to three minutes before moving to the next position. Some practitioners may follow a fixed set of positions while others will use their intuition to guide movements to areas needing attention, you may feel warmth, tingling, and deep relaxation.

HISTORY AND RESEARCH

Reiki was developed in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 1900s.After some time on Mount Kurama Scientific research in the area of laying on of hands has been conducted for some time. There are now quite a few experiments that validate the usefulness of Reiki and other healing techniques. Some of the more interesting results of these experiments demonstrate that their positive results are coming from more than just the placebo effect, while others indicate that the energy is non-physical in nature in that the benefits do not diminish regardless of the distance between sender and receiver. The following are few of the more interesting studies.

This first Reiki study was published in a peer reviewed scientific journal. The study involved 45 healthy people who were divided into 3 groups of 15 each. One group received Reiki and rest, another group received placebo, Reiki, and rest. The placebo treatment was given exactly the same way as the Reiki treatments were given in the first group except that those who gave them had not had Reiki training. The third group received only rest. The study recorded a number of vital statistics, including heart rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, skin temperature, and respiration rate at regular intervals. This study revealed a significant reduction in diastolic blood pressure and heart rate in the Reiki group that didn’t appear in the placebo group or the control group, thus tending to indicate that Reiki created an important effect that was not caused by suggestion. This was a small study, but the quality of its design and the positive results it produced indicates that additional larger scale studies are warranted. The complete study (“Autonomic Nervous-System-Changes during Reiki Treatment: A Preliminary Study”) was published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine Volume 10, Number 6.

HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER A TREATMENT?

After your treatment you may feel deeply relaxed. As Reiki is used to stimulate natural re-balancing, try to rest and enjoy the overall sense of well-being. Any tiredness or lack of concentration will soon pass. Your sleep pattern may improve, becoming heavier. If it becomes disturbed, it will soon settle. Drink plenty of water-this helps flush away toxins. Try to avoid alcohol and tobacco for at least 24 hours. If you have any queries at all please ask your therapist for advice.

WHAT CAN BE TREATED?

For any real healing to take place we need to be resting, relaxed or sleeping. As Reiki can take you into a deep state of relaxation this allows our bodies time to heal with the help of the practitioner. Considering this, many ailments can be helped.

HOW OFTEN?

You can have treatments as often as you wish.

Reiki Practitioners: –

 

Sonia Meadows              Gillian Brunskill                Oliver Paxton               Ro Boulton-Nash 

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