Reiki, meaning ‘universal life energy’, was founded in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui in the late 19th century. It works on the principle that energy, also known as ‘ki’ or ‘chi’, flows through the body via energy centres called ‘chakras’. A balanced flow of energy is said to provide a sense of well-being and spiritual renewal.
Those who practise reiki are said to draw upon universal healing energy, which is then transferred to the client through visualisation and by gently placing their hands on our just above the body.
Reiki is taught by reiki masters/teachers, who have trained in the tradition and passed it on, in person, from master to student. Students go through a process of initiation or ‘attunement’ to the reiki energy. They are then able to treat themselves and others, not only from a personal and emotional perspective, but also as an aid to individual development and spiritual growth.
What to expect
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy. Laura will use energy flow from her hands to rebalance each of your energy centres. You will remain fully clothed, lying on a massage couch or sitting in a chair. Laura will either place her hands on or above your body, using her intuition to guide energy flow. Your whole body may be treated or just specific parts, depending on where imbalances are thought to lie. Reiki may also be used remotely, with the recipient’s consent.
Laura will start by doing a consultation with you, asking about your health and lifestyle, to ensure reiki is right for you.
Benefits of Reiki
Reiki is often described as a very relaxing and peaceful treatment, which helps to restore a sense of balance and well-being within the mind and body.
Due to the very gentle nature of this treatment, it is often used to support those receiving conventional medical care in hospitals, hospices or at home.
Reiki should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.