Private healing sessions are ideal whenever you need to be lifted or supported – physically, emotionally or spiritually. In the same way that you’d turn to a loved one for comfort or support, you can turn to healing. Lots of people find it in times of stress, grief, anxiety and upset – or when Western medicine can’t offer them anything but a pill for their problems.
Energy healing is truly a jack of all trades; it’s your best friend, your mother, your doctor, your counsellor, all rolled into one. It’s at its most powerful when used regularly as a form of maintenance, to stop you from ever getting to a place so bad that you’ve exhausted all the other options.
Even when you can’t actually put your finger on what’s troubling you, or what you’re missing, energy healing will give you exactly the kind of energy and comfort you need on the day that you need it. Tomorrow you might need something different and it will give you that too! It isn’t a cure-all but it will help you to handle life better on a daily basis and to recover more quickly from the curve balls it throws at you, when they inevitably come your way.
If you are actually sick, it will expedite your body’s own natural healing process, by kickstarting its own healing mechanisms and giving it a boost of vital energy.
*Reiki is not a substitute for conventional medicine and works best as a complementary therapy, in conjunction with any treatment you may be receiving from your doctor.
How does it work?
The practitioner will channel energy from the universe into your body, whilst you are lying down fully clothed. Your body will respond and draw it in where it needs it.
It works because everything in the universe is made up of atoms, ourselves included. Think about your body for a second: your brain, nerves, organs, skin, hormones – they’re all just atoms. And atoms are energetic.
We might not be able to feel it in each cell, but every single atom in our body vibrates at a particular frequency, with a certain kind of energy. This frequency can change, depending on how you’re feeling, how healthy you are or even how happy you are.
When we’re well, energy flows easily throughout our bodies, we have a higher vibration and we feel balanced and happy, at our absolute best. But when life’s stresses, strains or illnesses start to creep in – and let’s face it, there’s no way of stopping them when they do! – they can cause energy blockages which play havoc with our minds and bodies. The treatment works by clearing these blockages, restoring the body’s natural energy flow and raising your vibration.
How does it make you feel?
Charged. Light. Happy.
These are just a few of the words that clients use to describe the way Reiki makes them feel. It’s an intensely personal experience, so you may feel one of these things, all of them, or none. You might have an entirely new sensation altogether. But these are some of the most common experiences.
Charged. Like your morning shower is pouring hot, light energy over your entire body. You’ll emerge zinging, inside and out.
Light. Like you’ve been carrying around a backpack full of heavy rocks for weeks, dragging you down. Now take it off, and notice the difference in your body. You can stand straighter, move freely, breathe easily.
Happy. Like someone has found your mind’s ‘off’ switch and flicked it for you. You don’t have to meditate, focus or desperately try to clear your thoughts, they’re just… gone. You feel gloriously empty, yet entirely whole.