What does a Reiki healing session feel like?

The experience of a Reiki healing session varies from person to person, session-to-session and sometimes even during a session. Some people feel nothing, apart from beautiful peaceful space and relaxation; others feel warmth, coolness, a tingling or a gentle flowing sensation. It is not unusual for people to become so relaxed that they fall asleep.

Some clients experience intense emotions, which may be happy or sad. whilst other people experience / see colour or images whilst their eyes are closed…

These things are all part of the therapy and should not be fought against.  Reiki flows to the areas needed, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki supports all forms of treatment both complementary and orthodox. Reiki is completely safe.

Reiki works on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, which means that, unlike orthodox medicine, it treats the person as a whole, rather than just the symptoms of a condition. The human body has a natural propensity to heal itself and Reiki simply accelerates this process.

More about Reiki healing energy

The word  Reiki pronounced ray-key is made up of two Japanese words: ‘Rei’ – meaning “universal, spiritual or free flowing” and ‘Ki’ – meaning “life force energy”.  Reiki is therefore universal life force energy.

This source energy,  universal life force, by definition, is found everywhere in the universe and is the same energy that modern science in general, and quantum physics in particular, recognises as the subatomic energy which underlies all matter. It is also the same energy known to many ancient civilisations, by many names, including Ch’i (Chinese), Prana (Asian Indian), Barraka (Islamic countries), Mana (Polynesians) and Orenda (Iroquois Native Americans), to name but a few!

Although this energy is present everywhere, imbalances can and do occur. When they occur in the human body the results may include stress, inability to concentrate, depression and physical disease.

Reiki Therapy is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which involves the channelling of universal life force energy through the Reiki Practitioner and into the Recipient, with the intention of correcting any imbalance of energy. Because the Practitioner merely acts as a channel for the energy, he or she also benefits from the Reiki energy as it passes through them!

 

To avoid sports burnout you need to change your nutritional intake, otherwise you can create the symptoms of burnout whether you are a keen sports person or couch potato!

How can you avoid Sports Burnout?

Regular exercise has countless health benefits, but it can mean you need to check and ‘tweak’ your nutritional intake. The correct balance will help you maintain your energy levels and protect you from ‘burn out’ and injury.

It is crucial to keep an eye on ‘Vitamin B Complex’, this is because their group combined role is the release of energy from food and help prevent burnout. If you have an active lifestyle and partake regularly in sports you will probably require slightly higher amounts of Vitamins B1, B3 & B5.

What should you be taking?

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Calcium

Zinc

Iron

Vitamin B complex:

Vitamin C

Remember, exercise generates free radicals and can take its toll on your immune system especially if you have a stressed  & busy lifestyle. Vitamin C has a key role for all sports participants.

Vitamin E

Many of us simply forget that efficient breathing enhances your fitness performance AND reduces stress.  As something we do naturally, it seems crazy to find myself writing about breathing. However, I’ve noted that many of my clients ‘Reverse Breathe’. Additionally, I have noted when breathing patterns are corrected that there are very obvious and dramatic results both immediately and long term.

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What is Reverse breathing?

Naturally we breathe using our diaphragm. If you watch a baby breathing you will see what I mean. However poor posture, stress, anxiety, and general tension all affect our capacity to breathe ‘properly’ Upper chest breathing causes you to expel excessive amounts of Carbon Dioxide (therefore depleting your carbon Dioxide stores). This causes you to feel tense, agitated, breathless, and can cause your nervous system to go into overdrive. In extreme cases this can result in pins and needles/ tingling in hands, a tingling feeling in the lips, metallic taste in the mouth, and cramping of the feet or hands.

Carbon Dioxide is often seen as the ‘baddie’, however it’s vital to our health and general well-being acting as our ‘natural tranquilliser’

Re-learning to use your diaphragm in breathing and to reduce your rate of breathing is an important first step in managing the symptoms of anxiety, anger, panic, AND increasing your physical activities, clearing training plateaus etc.

How Does Reverse Breathing Affect You?

I have noted that with my clients (who are keen Sports participants) the effect of reverse breathing can lead to plateauing, as well as less energy and a longer recovery period, whilst my non-sporty clients, many of whom have very stressed, busy lifestyles, feel more stressed and even more lethargic!!

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Check YOUR Breathing Pattern

  • Rest one hand on your upper chest and the other over your navel area
  • Breathe normally for a minute or so
  • Notice which hand rises first when you inhale

Results:

  •  If the upper hand rises first you are reverse breathing
  • If the lower hand rises first you are breathing with your diaphragm
  • If both move at the same time you are using a mix of both

Breathing Exercise To Reduce Stress & Normalise Breathing

Sit in an upright position looking straight ahead. (You can close your eyes if it helps). Put one palm on your upper chest and the other over your navel. (The aim is to have the lower hand rise first when you breathe in.) Breathe out gently and effortlessly. Now wait for a second or two until the body spontaneously begins the inhalation. Hold the breath for a few seconds, then exhale slowly.

I find it helps if you count slowly as you breathe in…. i.e. breathe in to the count of 6 (lets say) hold for 2 seconds, breathe out for 7.  Also, I find it beneficial to increase the duration of the inhale/ exhale increase when comfortable (easy), i,e Breathe in (and out) to 7, 8, 9 etc.

You may be tempted at this point to ‘force’ a deeper inhalation, but this really won’t help! Allow your body to find its natural rate, I’m certain that as you try this you will already be feeling your body automatically relax! Continue doing this for about 5 to 10 minutes.

Your New Breathing Pattern

Your new slow, relaxed, method of breathing may take a little time to get used to particularly if you have been desk-slumped or experiencing stress for a long time, but don’t despair, it gets easier and easier to change this pattern!

Feedback using this technique has been varied….from the reduction of ‘plateau’ when training to personal bests*, to ease of training, an instant calming solution and even enhanced orgasms (really!). Breathing this way also helps relieve (and alleviate)  tension between the shoulder blades!

*Please note: Whilst breathing ‘properly’ enhances many aspects of your life, muscle tension/ lack of flexibility will affect the outcome. Did you know excessive amounts of Oxygen (relative to the level of Carbon Dioxide) in our system causes us to feel agitated and jumpy. Whereas too much Carbon Dioxide (relative to the level of oxygen) can leave us feeling sluggish, sleepy and tired!

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Who Is Reiki For?

  • Anyone who prefers a gentle, relaxing treatment.
  • Anyone who prefers a fully clothed treatment.
  • Reiki is for everyone, regardless of age, sex, race, creed or state of health.
  • Reiki can do no harm and does not interfere with any other treatment or medication.
  • Reiki promotes physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
  • Reiki is not a religion or cult and does not contradict any religious beliefs.
  • Reiki does not require belief or faith, just a desire to receive the energy.
  • Reiki can also be given, with great effect, to animals and plants.

What Can Reiki Do For You

There will always be some benefit from receiving Reiki. Sometimes on the physical level, sometimes mental or spiritual level, and indeed sometimes a combination or all three levels.

Reiki can: 

  • Provide relaxation, confidence, peace and joy.
  • Remove tension and negative energies.
  • Release stress.
  • Create balance, harmony, clarity and good focus in daily work.
  • Improve concentration.
  • Aid meditation and positive thinking.
  • Encourage personal development, self-love and love for others.
  • Allow one to become more responsible for one’s health.
  • Accelerate the natural healing process.
  • Enhance, and not interfere with, any other treatment or medication.
  • Lead to a better quality of life.

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What Does Reiki Feel Like?

The experience of receiving Reiki energy varies from person to person, session to session and sometimes even during a session. Some people feel nothing, apart from pleasant relaxation; others feel warmth, a coolness, a tingling or a gentle flowing sensation. It is not unusual for people to become so relaxed that they fall asleep.

Occasionally people may experience emotions, which may be happy or sad, and some particularly sensitive people even see images while their eyes are closed. These things are all part of the therapy and should not be fought against.

What Happens After A Treatment

When the session is over you will be given time to regain your thoughts, or gently woken up, if you have fallen asleep!
You will be offered a glass of water, as Recipients are often thirsty after your Reiki session.

How Often Can I Have Reiki?

There are no rules about how frequent sessions should be, or how many sessions a person needs , it is up to you! You cannot overdose on Reiki; the only constraint is the time both you and the Practitioner have to spare!

Reiki & Me.

I was first attuned to Reiki in the mid-nineties. I re-studied Reiki and took my Masters in 2004, along side Karuna Reiki 1 & 2.

Although I had 3 masters, my ‘main’ master/ mentor explained to me that to first heal yourself was the only way you could heal others.

In 2012 I fully realised the meaning of those words. I am happy (finally) to ‘come out’ so to speak to all my clients who know me as a hard-core massage professional who knows A LOT about injuries, pain and how to get them back on track.

The ‘odd’ thing, the different thing they get when they have what they fondly call a ‘Dawn’ treatment may be the Reiki? Who knows, but that’s one of my personal theories.

Read About Client Sessions Involving Reiki

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Yes! stress can stop you conceiving. On the face of it having a child is something you expect to ‘do’ easily, especially if are fit and healthy… After several months of ‘ trying’ the shock of the situation sets in. Women unable to have children have a stereotypical image of being desperate and sad and there seems to be a stigma attached to not being able to have children. GP appointments and referral to specialist clinics can add to your worst fears leaving you feeling angry and frustrated too. Sadly the stress of the situation often affects the whole of your life, personal relationships and work situations. A major problem which you face can be anxiety and the effects of stress. The chemical changes which a stressed system evokes can cause difficulties.

Calm mind, calm body

Clients of mine have naturally conceived. One reported immediate cycle changes from as much as (historic) 44+ day cycles to 30 day cycles in less than 3 months, leading to pregnancy! Others with serious medical issues have resolved their stresses and function ‘normally’ without the strain of the dreaded emotions which have such a negative impact.

Things that may be running through your mind

We’ve been trying for a year and still nothing is happening. What is wrong with me? I want a baby because I love my husband and it would make us complete and even happier however my cycle has always been out of sync, I’ve rarely used contraception and know I can’t have a baby because something’s not working properly. Could stress be doing this? I know these things happen my nanny had the same problems and she’s lovely and brilliant with children but she could never have a baby. My mother was punched by a lady when mum was complaining about morning sickness.. The lady was angry that she couldn’t get pregnant. That scares me. I’m worried about how we will cope if we have a baby, I earn more than my partner and with the recession his work is less and less secure. There’s nothing worse than family and friends asking when we’re going to have a baby, it puts more pressure on us as a couple. We argue about it so much I think its destroying our relationship. I am so stressed out. I feel a failure. If I was a proper woman…. I’ve let my partner, my family and everyone that cares for me down. It’s all consuming almost obsessive. I can’t think of anything else. It’s too depressing for words I’ve partied hard when I was at ‘uni’ I wonder if I may have done something to stop my body working properly. I damaged my back in an accident 6 years ago and worry this has damaged something, but I wonder if I fall pregnant how pregnancy will affect me. All of my friends have children or babies, everyone talks about nappies, poo and feeds. I don’t begrudge them but it really gets to me, I’d prefer not to see anyone. My dad is depressed and has been for a long time he had a breakdown recently having a baby would make him happier and give him something else to focus on, I feel bad that I can’t make him feel better. My mother has had to put up with loads of sad family stuff, she’s a brilliant mum I don’t know if I can be that good. It’s not easy for the women in our family to have babies, it’s a genetic thing. It almost feels wrong to have a baby when my sister is struggling to cope with hers, and now her husband & her are having troubles. I’m worried I’ll lose friends family or hurt other people by having a baby. My younger sister had her baby first. The baby is over a year old and I don’t want to steal her limelight.

I Can Help You

In Person Appointments are available in London or Cornwall. If this is not convenient for you I also offer Telephone or Skype sessions.

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