Heal of the Hand Gentle Healing Arts for the Body Mind and Spirit

What is Reiki

Reiki is a Healing System

Reiki is the popular name given to the Usui System of Natural Healing. This system was founded in the 1920's by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui. He framed his healing system as a self healing system, as a practice for the everyday person for use in their everyday life.

The system acknowledges both a physical and a non physical basis for a balanced, and healthy life, it acknowledges the very human desire to be happy and to avoid suffering.

It is at the same time both a "self-healing" practice - all healing being considered to be self healing, and a "Self" healing practice - a healing practice that balances the separated aspects of the personal Self, a making whole again of who we are as a Self.

The hallmark features of the Usui method are a sequential patterning of hand placements in contact with the body of the receiver of treatment. A treatment is received fully clothed and most often on a therapy table.

Safe physical contact is a very human need. The sequential patterning of hand positions gives confidence about where and how your body will be touched, so the process is made a safe and predictable experience for both the person receiving the treatment and the person giving the treatment.
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The Experience

The hands-on treatment experience is most often described as relaxing, or comforting, as leaving a sense of well being. Some people experience sensations of warmth or “tingling” sensations within the body.

While a single isolated treatment session can prove beneficial, several initial treatment sessions with follow up treatments, has been found to work best for established or chronic conditions.

There are no contra indications, no reason that you are not able to receive a Reiki treatment. Hands-on treatment can be used alongside any conventional medical or other health related treatment or procedure you may have chosen to receive. Your pacemaker or unborn child are in safe hands.

There are however, no guarantees of a desired result (this is real life after all!). Healing can and does happen without visible changes, our bodies do not necessarily respond as we might like, some physical processes are seemingly not reversible beyond a critical point. Nonetheless, relief from pain, or an improved condition of life often result, and, from time to time the seemingly miraculous occurs.

The outcome of treatment sessions are what we as individuals do with “the Reiki experience”, and not something that is done to us, so the result is unique for each person although there may be elements in common with the experiences of others.

Learning the Reiki Practice

I also teach the Reiki practice and have done so for more than 25 years. Anyone is able to learn this practice, which is simple, easy to learn and to do. Please ask if you wish to take a class.

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“When you touch a body,
you touch the whole person,
the intellect, the spirit,
and the emotions".