Reiki works with spiritual energy, or Chi to create a harmony
within your body's own energy. Therefore, creating the best environment
for healing your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being.
A reiki practitioner uses or channels this energy to treat the
individual. The energy used in reiki is our body's own energy
channels as well as the universal life energy or divine. It is
not, however, related to any religion. A session usually takes
one hour. During the session the practitioner will ask about
your medical history. You will be asked to lay or sit fully clothed
and the therapist will genitally place their hands on you or
close to you. This is not invasive and great relaxation should
be experienced. Some people do feel heat from the practitioners
hands but this is not usually uncomfortable. It usually takes
a number of sessions for the reiki to start to work on your body.
At some stage you should start noticing positive changes to symptoms
or an illness.
The national standards for reiki are still being developed,
therefore there is no professional association at this stage.
However the UK Reiki Federation have produced a temporary list
until these standards have been decided. The criteria for reiki
practitioners ensures they have a reiki two certificate with
at least one year since they have achieved their level one certificate
and they must have reiki practitioner insurance. The list of
reiki practitioners is available from, www.reikifed.co.uk/pub/dir/index.shtml
Along side this information, The Reiki Association offer a
guide for choosing a practitioner. This includes, the training
a practitioner should have had, how to choose a practitioner,
what happens during the treatment and much more.
The Reiki Association, Cornbrook Bridge House, Clee Hill, Ludlow,
Shropshire, SY8 3QQ.
Or visit their web site, www.reikiassociation.org.uk