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Reiki

As I am now offering Reiki treatments in Bicester, though it might be helpful to write a little about what Reiki is and how it can be of benefit.  I’ve found that lots of websites talk in really ‘airy fairy’ language that can be difficult to understand …. so I’ve used plain english!!

What is Reiki

In essence, Reiki is a relaxing experience, drawing on natural energy systems (Prana, Chi) that help mind, body and emotions to release so that the body’s natural healing mechanisms are encouraged to do their work. Some therapists use a hands on’ technique, but my preference is for ‘hands off’ – this is both so that I can feel the energy fields better, and also because it seems to be preferred by my clients.  So, I work using a ‘no touch’ therapy.  You lay, fully clothed on a treatment couch, probably snuggled in a blanket.

What can you expect?

I will talk to you to find out a bit about you and what has brought you along for a Reiki treatment.  Then I’ll encourage you to relax and begin the treatment.  You may be aware of sensations of warmth and tension release.  After the treatment, it’s up to you whether you wish to ask any questions, or simply to just relax for a few minutes.

And after the treatment?

Drink plenty of water and try to make time to relax to enhance the benefits of the treatment.

How often is Reiki advised?

It is very much a personal choice how often you have a Reiki treatment.  Many people book a 4-6 weekly session, much like you might a massage.  Others may book a course of several treatments to help them through a difficult period in their lives.

What to look for in a Reiki Therapist?

Someone who is qualified, and someone with whom you feel a sense of connection.  There is a trend for beauty therapists to offer Reiki treatments – but my suggestion would be to look for someone who works more with energy fields than nail varnish!  To me there is a high difference in being able to massage away tense muscles, to using a ‘no touch’ more spiritually oriented therapy to release tension from mind and emotions as well as body.

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