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What is Reiki?
Reiki is an oriental method of working with energy that you can use for your own benefit and for the benefit of other people. When Reiki was first taught in the West in the 1970s, and since that time, Reiki teaching has focused much more on Reiki as a treatment technique – something that you do to other people – and the system appears to many people to be a sort of oriental spiritual healing, a hands-on treatment method that involves channelling energy. Reiki is now being classed as a sort of complementary therapy, so people might practise Reflexology, or Aromatherapy, or they might practise Reiki.
What is a Reiki treatment?
When Reiki is practised as a treatment method the practitioner is not detecting and diagnosing and intervening. When treated with Reiki the practitioner is allowing an unlimited external source of ‘energy’ to flow through into the client. The energy is drawn through the practitioner according to the client’s need on that occasion: the practitioner is not directing the energy, more like a conduit through which the energy flows, creating a ‘healing space’ that the client can use to bring their own energy system into balance, without conscious and deliberate intervention on the practitioner’s part.
Chi is not a cold, clinical energy: it is an energy that encompasses all aspects of us. Chi encompasses and reflects our physical being but also our thoughts and emotions and our spiritual side. So when you channel Reiki, it does not feel like a neutral energy that you are dealing with: it feels beautiful, and the more you practice Reiki, the more beautiful it becomes!
Reiki has important similarities to conventional spiritual healing, for example in terms of the things that people feel when they are having a Reiki treatment, and many people choose to see Reiki energy as having divine origins, interpreting the energy as divine love or divine light, which is how spiritual healers see the energy that they work with. So Reiki opens you up to the divine, however you wish to interpret that; Reiki reinforces your individual connection to your deity, and it feels beautiful.
But because Reiki is not attached to any religion or any belief system, it does not conflict with an individual’s religious beliefs, or lack of religious beliefs. Reiki is acceptable to atheists and believers alike: agnostics, Anglicans and Catholics, Sikhs and Hindus, Moslems and Pagans.
What is a Reiki Treatment?
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. If they are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. A full treatment usually takes 1 to 1½ hours with each position held for several minutes.
Which conditions can Reiki help?
It is possible to heal at any level of being: physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Acute injuries can be helped to heal very quickly but more chronic illness takes longer. In some cases such as terminal illness, there is not enough time for the progress of the disease to be reversed. However, in such cases there is usually great benefit and enhancement of the quality of life giving a sense of peace and acceptance during the time remaining.
Reiki healing can be given anywhere at any time as no special equipment is needed. The practitioner is a channel which the energy is drawn through by the need or imbalance in the recipient. Neither person has to use any effort of will or concentration during this process.
As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki restores balance in one’s life.
Reiki supports all forms of treatment both orthodox and complementary.
"We came to see Amanda when Ben was at his worst, just being diagnosed with rampant Candida and a very low immune system. Amanda immediately put Ben at ease and workjed her magic, using Reiki and meditation. He felt much better after just one session and we have been back every 5 days since. Ben is making marvellous progress and a lot of that is down to Amanda, the Reiki she provides and the way she approaches any problems or issues. I cannot recommend Amanda enough!"
Lucy & Ben Donavan - Smallfield
I have been through a lot of sadness and stress over the past 15 months, and I got intouch with Ananda Healing, and after a few different treatments, with a most delightful young lady, I have started to feel a lot better in myself, more relaxed and starting to rebuild my life. A big thank you and I would strongly recommend anyone using this treatment.
Pauline W - Smallfield
Amanda is really amazing. I've had several healing and massage sessions with her, to unlock a bad neck and shoulder and the results have been brilliant. I now only need one every 6 weeks or so to keep me free from pain - the first time for a long time! I have also more recently completed a meditation course with Amanda - another excellent string she has to her bow. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
Debbie - Ashurst