What is Reiki?

The word Reiki is derived from the Japanese words “Rei” – “the Higher Power or God’s Wisdom” – and “Ki” – “life force energy”.

Reiki is a relaxation, stress reduction, and health recovery technique administered by a trained practitioner through non-invasive placement of the hands on certain areas of the body. It is based on the idea that the body is made up of “life force energy” which controls wellbeing. Low life force energy causes a person to feel sick or stressed. Balanced life force energy fosters health and happiness.

Reiki creates an all-round effect on the body, spirit, mind, and emotions. It is an uncomplicated technique that promotes peace of mind and feelings of security and wellbeing. It can be used alongside other therapeutic and medical treatments to relieve side effects and promote recovery from various illnesses and maladies.

Who is qualified to administer Reiki?

The founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, Mikao Usui, recommends that one should follow basic ethical ideals in order to effectively administer Reiki. These ideals are meant to promote peace and harmony. The art of Reiki is not actually “taught” in the conventional sense. The ability is rather acquired.

For the best possible experience, a Reiki session should be given by anyone who has training, including a professional practitioner, a healthcare provider, or even an experienced friend or family member. A person can also administer Reiki for himself if he has training. You can find some best online Reiki courses in London.

A Reiki session should be done by an experienced practitioner who meets your standards and with whom you feel comfortable. Getting Reiki from a friend or family member can be a beneficial bonding experience.

What can be expected during a Reiki session?

Reiki experience is changeable, subjective, and often subtle. For some, the first session may turn out to be uneventful while it can be quite dramatic for others. Reiki is cumulative and often characterized by much deeper experiences over time.

The touch process during a session can deliver comfort in acute or emergency situations. There should not be any pressure from the placement of the hands.

A professional will be able to clearly describe the process and how the session will be structured. You can be better relaxed when you have an idea of what the practitioner would do next. 

The session can be done with soft music playing in the background to tune out ambient noise, or in tranquil silence depending on the preferences of the receiver.


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