Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force Energy, referring to the energy which surrounds us and is within each of us. Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well-being. Known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India
A Reiki treatment involves rebalancing the energy and enhancing its flow throughout your body. For those feeling run down, it can act like a battery charger, leaving you revitalised and ready to take on those daily challenges. For those under stress, it can encourage relaxation and calm.
Reiki encourages and supports positive personal change such as improving the diet, having more rest, exercise or leisure time, reducing alcohol or tobacco. Reiki can allow us to respond more calmly to all events, and build on a more resourceful state of being.
Reiki can enhance everyday life, when today’s busy lifestyles lead us to feel stress, demotivated or run down. Regular sessions help to ward-off illness and fatigue as the body can function at its best when in balance. Reiki can help relieve symptoms of long-term illnesses such as MS, ME, arthritis, back pain and other injuries by helping the mind and body to relax, removing associated tension and anxiety.
Reiki is a gentle energy and may be used safely by all ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly.
It may be used with confidence alongside conventional medication or natural remedies because it acts in a complementary way. It should not be used as a replacement for seeking medical attention from a GP in the first instance.
Reiki and Parenthood
One of my main reasons for learning Reiki was the thought that in future years I could Reiki my own family. From the bump and beyond, this has proved to be the case and has been an invaluable tool as a parent.
Throughout both my pregnancies, I used Reiki on my ever-expanding bump and it was a very special bonding time with my babies. It is gentle, non-invasive and totally safe for both mother and child.
Once they were born, both my sons received Reiki on a regular basis and it was a fantastic alternative to combat teething troubles and sleepless nights. Many times they would curl into the foetal position and drift off to sleep whilst I gave them Reiki.
In future years Reiki will help them during injury, illnesses, even exam times. I look forward to teaching them to use Reiki themselves and who knows, perhaps even their own children!
Personally, Reiki helped to keep my energy up and maintain a positive attitude as I adjusted to my new role as a mother. I have since written articles for Juno and The Green Parent magazines sharing the benefits of Reiki in parenthood.
I would encourage all prospective parents, pregnant ladies and current parents to learn Reiki for the benefit of themselves and their children. Please visit the Courses page or contact me for more information – telephone 07970513989.