Everything is made up of energy particles, and those particles vibrate and flow. We call this by many names, including ki, chi, prana, and universal life force energy. It is what makes up all matter, and operates throughout the universe. Everything is connected by energy, since it is in everything. We are therefore all connected too, and so affect each other at an energetic level all the time.
For the purpose of energy healing, the important issue is that, in human beings, energy extends beyond our actual bodies, and flows inside, outside, through and around us. When we interact with others, or with our environment, or with memory or emotionally, our energy flow is affected and influenced by that interaction. The freedom with which this energy is able to flow and circulate and move determines our state of health. Energy therapy practitioners have been trained to detect these subtle energy flows through their hands, and to interpret and work with them to create optimal conditions for a client`s energy system to heal itself.
Reiki is a discipline which involves being attuned by a master, with whom one studies and practices, to high vibrational levels of energy. With each successive attunement, the practitioner`s capacity to channel increasingly high levels of energy is increased, and with greater awareness, practice and experience, the power to tune into and channel universal life force energy increases. Alongside this, keeping abreast of recent research, practice and findings in neuroscience, quantum physics and quantum mechanics, which have a direct relevance to our further understanding of energy and its complex workings.
Reiki and Energy healing vary in their effects from person to person. Everyone’s energy system is different, and so everyone responds individually to a treatment. Since a treatment involves freeing blockages and constrictions in your energy flow, the more treatments you have, the more responsive and open your energy field becomes, so that over time you experience deeper and more pervasive benefits.
Most people find a treatment profoundly relaxing. The sense of deep peace and calm can happen quite quickly as the practitioner begins to balance and channel energy. Some people may also feel temperature changes, especially heat coming from the practitioner’s hands. Some also experience a tingling sensation through their body, and sometimes the sensation of energy moving and flowing through or around them.
It is an extremely gentle therapy, and will take place in the hydrotherapy pool where you can feel safe to just let yourself relax in an environment where energy can work at its optimum for you. Very occasionally, you may experience mild and extremely temporary discomfort. This is while the energy flow to that specific part of the body is realigning. After that, you will feel wonderfully refreshed and energised in that same area.
At the end of the treatment, you will be given time to come out of your state of relaxation, and to talk with the practitioner about what you experienced if you would like to do so. You will be offered cool water to drink, as treatment usually leaves the client feeling thirsty. Clients invariably feel the difference, both during and after a treatment as a result of the rebalancing of their energy system.
Some clients have a treatment on a regular basis, even when there is no specific condition to give treatment for. If you would like help with a specific problem, physical or other, we can focus on that particular area rather than carrying out a full body treatment. For some, receiving healing energy becomes a way of life, with the mindset that optimum health is experienced when our energy system is in balance, and when there are no longer blockages preventing the healthy flow of energy in, through and around us.
Reiki is available to members following an initial consultation with Karen Middlemiss our MS Support Manager.
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