“Rei” is Japanese for “universal, omnipresent” and “ki” means “life force, energy”. Since ancient times various methods for harnessing the “universal life force” have been discovered and created. It was in the early 1900′s that Dr Mikao Usui developed the “Usui Reiki System”, one of the most powerful yet gentle ways of healing with energy.
Reiki promotes good health and well-being, boosts your immune system and rejuvenates your body in the most natural way.
How does it work?
A Reiki session is a real treat for everyone. During the treatment you remain dressed and lie comfortably with cushions while your practitioner transmits the energy to you. Even though a Reiki treatment is associated with the laying on of hands, actual touch is not required. The Reiki energy can be powerfully transmitted while the practitioner holds his hands within 1-5 inches above your body in your body’s energy field (your aura).
Some of the benefits of Reiki
- Stress relief and a deep relaxation
- A strengthening of the natural self-healing powers and the body’s immune system
- Increase in personal energy and vitality
- A healthy mind-body connection
- Detoxification and deep cleansing
- Release of emotional and energetic blockages
What does Reiki feel like?
A Reiki treatment can feel the same or very different each time, depending on your overall state before the session.
Sometimes, it may feel like a bath in light and warmth reaching deep into your mind, body and soul. At other times, the gentle currents of energy flowing through you may feel like the cleansing water of a refreshing brook. Again at other times, Reiki may feel like a subtle spiritual force that dissolves blockages due to its higher vibration.
You will enjoy Reiki in your own unique way.
The Usui Reiki Method of Natural Healing is approved and safe and the benefits of a treatment can stay with you for a long time.
Reiki Healing Courses with Michael Kaufmann
For information about the monthly Reiki Healing courses, dates, times and fees, please go to www.reiki-meditation.co.uk where you can use the secure online booking facilities. If you wish, you can speak to Michael Kaufmann directly on 07801 284073.
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- Reiki Energy Healing courses September 18, 2010
The Reiki Level One beginners’ course is a wonderful opportunity for you to improve your personal health and to learn ways to help friends and family. Our Reiki Master & Teacher, Michael Kaufmann, runs a Reiki Level One course every month.
For more information, course dates and to book a place, please go to www.reiki-meditation.co.uk or call The Wren on 020 7283 8908.
- Reiki: Up and Coming Alternative Therapy July 12, 2011
According to Reiki.org, “Reiki treats the whole person including body,emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.”
Although many people are at first skeptical of a treatment that uses energy as opposed to physical touch, many hospitals across the nation have began to recognize the effectiveness of energy work and the relaxation it seems to bring to patients who may be suffering from pain.
In a study done by Integrative Cancer Therapies, it was determined that within two groups of colon cancer patients, the group that received one Reiki therapy session a day experienced less fatigue and a higher quality of life as opposed to the group that did not receive the therapy.
- Don’t Dismiss These Treatments as Placebos June 20, 2011
Evidence is growing, based on carefully controlled studies, that certain non-pharmacological complementary interventions may be useful adjuncts to conventional care. For example, the pain of osteoarthritis can be lessened by acupuncture; tai chi may be helpful in reducing the pain of fibromyalgia; and massage and manipulative therapies may contribute to the relief of chronic back pain and related functional impairments. Furthermore, evidence from basic research points to ways in which such interventions use the body’s own pathways known to be involved in response to pain.
Should we dismiss any benefits as mere placebo effects? Or should we explore the possibility, increasingly suggested by the science, that some complementary interventions provide powerful tools for studying the contributions of attention, touch, time, and reassurance, which are now in short supply in our health care system?
- Complementary Treatments for Cancer: The Role Reiki And Massage Can Play in Treatment May 15, 2011
Two things strike me as important about the above findings. The first is that touch — any kind of touch — appears to be beneficial when you are fighting cancer, including the side effects of medical treatments. Second, the fact that these beneficial effects were not sustained after the massage therapy ended suggests that this form of complementary treatment needs to be ongoing as opposed to a one-time intervention.
- Many Patients with Incurable Brain Tumors Seek Complementary Therapies December 27, 2010
Many people diagnosed with incurable brain tumors turn to complementary therapies to slow the growth of their cancer or relieve side effects like fatigue and depression, new research shows.
The study, published in the Dec. 14 issue of the journal Neurology, included completed questionnaires from 621 patients with glioma brain tumors who had received conventional treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, at six cancer centers in Germany.
Slightly more than 40% of the patients who returned the questionnaire reported using some kind of alternative or complementary medicine in addition to their conventional care.