Reiki is a Japanese form of hands-on therapy that promotes relaxation and healing, and can help reduce feelings of pain, loneliness or anxiety.
We all have energy flowing through our bodies, which sometimes becomes stuck or damaged. These blockages can be caused by physical illness, negative thinking or difficult experiences. Reiki aims to remove these blockages and to restore a healthy flow of energy.
Most people feel very relaxed after a session, although sessions can bring up suppressed feelings or thoughts. For a few hours after a session, and sometimes a few days, you may feel more emotional. Eventually your feelings will stabilise. This process can feel very cathartic. Some people report heightened senses following sessions – perhaps feeling able to see more clearly or better able to notice sounds and smells.
What does it involve?
Reiki does not require the removal of clothing. You will either lie down or sit upright on a chair with your eyes closed. I will visualise your body, and imagine placing my hands on various locations to perform the Reiki healing.
The session will be conducted in silence, with the exception of a short ‘debrief’ at the end. This is to discuss feelings and thoughts, and your experience of Reiki. This can be especially important for ‘first timers’ to enable you to make sense of your experience. After a session, it is important to drink plenty of water and to try to have some quiet time. You should avoid alcohol or drugs immediately after a session, as they may have a stronger effect than usual.
How much does it cost?
Prior to our first session, I will ask you to complete an assessment form, and to agree to a contract. This allows us to spend more time in our first session on Reiki, and less on admin. You can, however, choose to do this as part of our first session instead. Thereafter, timings include any initial discussions and debrief. Concessions may be available where a series of sessions are booked in advance. Please contact me directly to ask about session fees, as these may vary by country.