Reiki is based on the idea that by helping to support the flow of energy the body can heal itself.
Reiki literally translates as ‘universal life energy’ in Japanese. It is a natural form of healing. While you lie or sit (fully clothed), your therapist will place their hands on or over your body gently.
Reiki has both physical and emotional health benefits, these may include:
- Improved mood and emotional well being
- Reduced stress and increased relaxation
- Better sleep
- Improved anxiety and pain management
Reiki is not linked to any form of belief system; it is suitable for all clients with no contraindications reported.
The therapist will gently place their hands over or on your body usually starting with head and shoulders working down to the feet. You may feel slight warmth or tingling in some areas of the body. You can expect to feel deeply relaxed during the session and you may even fall into a light sleep!
Following your reiki appointment, for aftercare you should drink water to ensure full hydration and take a seat for a few minutes to feel fully awake.