Reiki together with other complimentary therapies are becoming more popular in assisting conventional medicine. Two good examples are; Reike therapists work at the Marie Curie Hospice in the West Midlands. Reiki nurses are employed to give treatment to patients recovering from majorr transplant operations at the Addenbrooks Hospital in Cambridge. Reiki is not however , an alternative to conventional medicine . You should therefore always consult a GP about acute or infectious conditions, and in connection with problems of an urgent nature.
There are no known contra – indications for Reiki. It is a none-intrusive treatment that can be delivered in a variety of settings and requires no special equipment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What happens during a Reiki session?
We believe that all clients are potential students ; each of our Reiki sessions include a short talk on one of the may elements of Reiki, a short guided meditation and a hands on/off Reiki treatment. The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs. Most clients book an hour session.
Q. What do Reiki treatments feel like?
Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time.
Clients may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki treatment. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well being on all levels.
Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.
Q. What do Reiki treatments Do? / how can they help me? What do Reiki treatments do?
Reiki is a safe and soothing treatment that can be:
~ Comforting when life is tough
The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives. We can all feel overwhelmed or disconnected, sometimes there is a real sense of isolation, both emotionally and spiritually. Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.
Reiki can be beneficial in circumstances that are short term, but can also support people dealing with long-standing conditions, helping to bring comfort, acceptance and a more positive outlook.
~ Supportive during pregnancy
Reiki can be wonderful for pregnant women. Treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for the mother.
~ Calming for children
Children usually love Reiki. The length of a session is often shorter than it would be for an adult.
~ Reassuring for animals
Animals also respond well to Reiki, they too seem to find it relaxing and soothing
~ Helpful at the end of life
In such cases Reiki can be a great comfort, helping to promote a sense of peace and acceptance for the dying and their families.
Q. How much Reiki would I need?
A single session may be sufficient, but it is best to discuss this with your practitioner. For instance, if you have long standing emotional or spiritual issues, a series of sessions may be beneficial. In general if you find that helpful changes are taking place, it is a good idea to continue treatment.
There are no known contra-indications for Reiki. It is a non-intrusive treatment that can be delivered in a variety of settings and requires no special equipment.
“As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself”
Q. How do I choose a Proffesional Reiki Practitioner or Teacher
It is important that your Reiki Practioner or Teacher is fully qualified and it is suggested that also:
~ Holds a Master Teacher Certificate and has a direct lineage to Mikio Usui, the founder of Reiki
~ Has an advanced DBS check to ensure safety for yourself , vulnerable adults and children
~ Is registered with the the ICO , The Information Commisioners Office. The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Your personal details must be kept safely.
~ Should be a member of the UK Reiki Federation or The Reiki Association. They check and record your Practitioner/Teachers qualification and keep him/her up to date
~ If possible be a member of The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) CNHC is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners that was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care. This means CNHC has met the Professional Standards Authority’s demanding standards. All CNHC registered practitioners are entitled to use CNHC’s quality mark (SEE BELOW) which demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and high standards. The public and those who commission the services of complementary healthcare practitioners can choose with confidence, by looking for the CNHC quality mark.
~ Be fully insured for their Reiki practice and for teaching courses
~ Be a verified Reiki Practioner with the Reiki Council