Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique which promotes wellbeing and healing through stress-reduction and relaxation. Reiki can be used alongside other complementary therapies or conventional medicine. Reiki treatments reduce stress within the body and produce a feeling of complete physical and emotional well-being.
Marie Brailey (Master/Teacher)
The Reiki treatment begins by you lying down on a treatment couch. You remain fully clothed. You close your eyes, and I will have some gentle, relaxing music playing in the background for you to listen to. I will gently rest my hands upon you, non-intrusively, in a series of positions from the crown of the head to the feet.
Each hand position is held for a few minutes, sometimes longer, and during this time energy will flow into you, drawn according to your need, helping to balance your energy system. As the energy flows, most people will feel warmth, or heat, or tingling from the Practitioner’s hands. It is usually a very relaxing experience: some people fall asleep. Other sensations may include seeing coloured lights or feeling as if you are floating. Sometimes people have an “emotional release” – feeling quite emotional or tearful for a little while during the treatment – as emotional turmoil is brought to the surface to be released and dissipated.
No matter what your particular complaint, the general effect of a course of Reiki treatments seems to be to make you feel more ‘laid back’: more calm, less stressed and better able to cope. Reiki seems to boost energy levels, raise spirits, and make you feel more positive about things. Stressful situations seem to wash over you.
Reiki brings things back into balance.