It has been a while, but here I am in these strangest of times, prompted by a whole load of mind boggling stuff on facebook to put a few facts out about my therapy work of choice. As many of you know, I teach and practice Reiki. What is Reiki? I am asked frequently, put broadly, it is a relaxing therapy which balances our energy fields and encourages our mind, body and spirit to work together for optimum health benefits.
Any one who knows me will tell you I am the least ‘new agey’ type of person, I am just a woman who heals, I am a vintage girl, you are just as likely to find me browsing a flea market, as buying crystals and incense( although I do love both) my point is, that we are often stereotyped, we are seen as somewhat ‘woo woo’ when infact, we just want our work to help people.I get really irritated by the absolute charlatans out there who claim all kinds of nonesense, With that in mind let me tell you whats what.
What Reiki is.
Reiki is a spiritual practice but not a religion, no belief system is necessary.
It was developed in Japan in the early 1900s by Mikao Usui.
Rei means spiritual wisdom ki means life force energy, so basically spiritual energy.
Reiki is carried out by a certified practitioner who has been attuned by a Reiki Master Teacher, as per the Reiki federation guidelines.
It is a hands on therapy, the recipient is fully clothed.
It is completely harmless.
It is relaxing and can alleviate many physical and emotional problems.
It can and does leave the recipient feeling energized and relaxed simultaneously.
What Reiki is not.
Reiki is not massage, the practitioner will place their hands on you gently. Anything resembling massage is a big no no.
It is not a form of mediumship, if you want a message off your dear departed, seek out a reputable medium, despite the trend to give clients messages during Reiki, its usually absolute bollocks and some concoction the practitioner has thought up to impress you.
It is not a replacement for medical care, we are not medically trained, Reiki should be used alongside,not instead of medical care.
It is not a miracle cure, it works with your own body to heal itself.
It does not require you to believe in anything other than having a nice relaxing time whilst on the practitioners bed.
You do not need to be a member of the ‘love and light’ brigade, sport a unicorn tattoo or participate in any of that other fairyland shit.
Got it? Good. Nothing woo woo about it at all is there?