Reiki

What can Reiki do for you?

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy.  It is a system of natural healing which evolved from the experiences of Dr Mikao Usui (d. 1926), which aims to heal energy blockages in the body to help achieve physical, mental and emotional balance.

Reiki (pronounced Ray – key)  is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows though us, and if this energy is strong, we are more likely to feel healthy and happy.  Likewise, if this energy is low, then we may be more likely to feel stress or experience illness.

Which therapist?

Rachel BannisterReiki is run by Rachel  Bannister

Reiki at Clinic on the Green

Rachel has been practising Reiki since 2007, after receiving attunements from a Reiki Master in Traditional Usui Reiki.

Reiki treatments are gentle, relaxing, non-intrusive, holistic treatments.  They are given with the client fully clothed, laying down on a treatment couch while the therapist places her hands either gently on or just above the client’s body in a sequence of positions, spending several minutes in each position.

Reiki energy will go to where it is needed in the body.  It encourages the body to heal itself, as far as it is able.  It aids relaxation, reduces feelings of stress,  helps balance body and mind. The treatment is very gentle and relaxing, and can help promote a feeling of well-being.

During a Reiki treatment, both practitioner and client may be aware of different sensations, which are signs that Reiki energy is flowing, and the client’s body is responding to this.  Sensations can include heat or coolness, tingling, sleepiness, a feeling that energy is flowing, and the client may experience heat from the therapist’s hands.

Reiki can be difficult to explain, and some people find it difficult to comprehend quite how it works.  Keep an open mind, try it, and see for yourself how it makes you feel!