The Japanese word ‘Reiki’ literally translates as universal life force energy. This system of healing was developed in in Japan in the 1920s by Dr Mikao Usui as was taught as a spiritual path, a self-healing method, a tool for personal development. This has certainly been my experience. Since its journey to the West in the 1970s it has become practiced as a complementary therapy, Eastern medicine, has recognised the flow of Chi through all living things for thousands of years.
Reiki is not a diagnostic tool, I do not need to know if you have any physical ailments or if you are suffering from any mental imbalance – unless you feel the need to tell me! Reiki supports orthodox medicine or can be used alone but is not a replacement for traditional medication or treatments. It can be used to relieve physical symptoms as well as emotional issues. I have found it particularly useful for stress, anxiety and insomnia.
I do not touch my clients, except on the shoulders to indicate the beginning and end of a session. One lies down, fully clothed in a peaceful environment, I usually play relaxation music and diffuse essential oils, depending on your preference. It is completely safe for adults, children, mothers–to–be, babies and animals. (Children and animals should also be taken to see a medical professional if they have a serious complaint.)
Sessions cost £45/hr (I’m based in Sydling St. Nicholas, Dorchester) please contact me to book.
Reiki Rainbows are meditation based relaxation sessions for young children. I teach principles of Mindfulness that can use in their daily lives, Helping children to live in the present, reducing worries about the past or the future.
The sessions begin with discussions about mindfulness, appreciation of nature and gratitude this helps children to see how wonderful and lucky they are to be alive, building their confidence and teaching them to love themselves.
Then we practice some spoken meditations using ideas from the group, in a storytelling style that helps them to develop their own ways to unwind.
We finish with a guided meditation to relaxation music, breathing slowly and deeply, we each imagine our own ‘safe space’, children lie in a circle with their own blanket or teddy, eyes closed in their bubble or on a fluffy cloud etc to encourage deep relaxation.
The sessions are designed to teach children how to relax and I aim to give them life-long skills that can be used to de-stress and balance themselves as they face the challenges of life.
Sessions cost £5/child (minimum of 6 children) please contact me to discuss your requirements.
What you can expect from a Reiki session:
- Deep relaxation followed by a good nights sleep
- Heat over troubled areas
- Seeing rainbow colours against your closed eyelids
- Movement or Drawing sensations as energy moves within your system
- Good memories resurfacing
- Emotional release as reiki removes a block or dissipates a childhood emotional issue for example
- Some people can have a very profound experience while others may not feel the benefits until a few days afterwards.