Hi, Fiona here from Napier Massage Therapy. Having completed my training in Usui Reiki 1 and 2 with Master Shu Shimaoka, I am now qualified to offer Reiki treatments from my clinic on Bluff Hill, Napier.
Read below to find out what Reiki is & how it might benefit you.
What is Reiki?
Reiki translates as "Universal Life force Energy". It comes from the combination of 2 Japanese words “Rei” which means “Spirit or Universal Power” and “Ki” which means “Life force energy”.
Reiki was established in Japan 1922 by Mr Mikao Usui
Reiki supports the energy field around a client return to its natural state. This is a complementary therapy given by a trained Reiki Practitioner. Reiki treatments can be given along side any health plan to assist and support improved health and well-being. More than one treatment may be helpful and in many cases 3-6 session may be ideal.
The client will be lying down or sitting comfortably while fully clothed while the treatment is given. The practitioner places their hands lightly on the body allowing a free flow of Reiki/universal energy.
Reiki & the Flow of Energy
Reiki energy flow leads to the release of stress or tension and helps with detoxification. Imagine for example a river with abundant flowing water that can keep itself clear and pure. Similarly the Reiki energy helps the client to self heal and reconnect with their true nature.
Reiki works on the body and mind as well as at a unconscious level. It is very safe for all people, young and old. In addition it is safe to use with any other medicine. Reiki may assist with reduction of stress and pain, reduced levels of anxiety and improve sleep patterns. Almost any and every condition can benefit from Reiki.
Even if there is no problem condition apparent a Reiki treatment will simply allow for deep relaxation to unfold.
Reiki practitioners are trained to give Reiki treatments. A sacred attunement ceremony performed by a Reiki Master/Teacher gifts the healing capacity to the Reiki student. Sacred symbols and mantras allow the Reiki channel to open.
To book for a Reiki healing with Fiona at Napier Massage Therapy on Bluff Hill contact here: https://www.napiermassagetherapy.co.nz/contact/
If you'd like to know more about Reiki visit: https://www.reiki.org.nz/
The Reiki Healing Session - What to Expect
A Reiki healing will last for anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes. Usually 60 minutes is the most common time for a treatment. At the beginning of a treatment the client may share what health concerns are currently unfolding in their life.
For example physical ailments, emotional difficulties, or mental fatigue concerns. It is not always necessary for the client to share the problems arising because Reiki knows exactly what is needed without having this information in hand. A client may not feel comfortable to share such sensitive issues and that is fine. However, sometimes it is helpful for a client to express and unload by speaking about issues arising.
The Reiki Healing Room & Reiki Session
The Reiki Healing Room
Prior to a client arriveing, the Reiki therapist will have prepared themselves to be open as a Reiki Channel for the healing of the client. During the session, the client can be lieing on a table or in a seated position. Reiki can also be used for distant healing. I'll talk about that in a later article.
The Reiki Healing Session
Once on the treatment table or seated in a chair, a blanket and pillows maybe offered to provide extra comfort and security. A client remains is fully clothed during treatment. The only items to be removed will be shoes. To further enhance relaxation, restful music or silence maybe provided, with possible incense or sage burning. The practitioner may offer some restful tips (ie meditation or breathing exercises) to allow the client to let go of all worries and enjoy the healing. Usually a client will close their eyes and not talk much, to allow full relaxation to unfold.
Then the practitioner will gently sweep the aura of the client. Imagine a settling into the treatment, relaxing and breathing gently while the aura is welcomed into the space with love. The Reiki practitioner will either place their hands on the body or continue working on the aura. There maybe specific places of the body the practitioner is lead to or it maybe the 12 positions that could be used during the treatment. The 12 positions are eyes/face, skull, back of head and throat. Upper chest, lower ribs, lower intestine area and pelvis area. Back of body - shoulders, lower ribs, lower back and coccyx. The hand positions are always respectful of private areas of the client. During the Reiki healing a client is likely to feel relaxed and comfortable. A client can share any thoughts or concerns they have at anytime of the treatment.
The treatment can last between 30-90 minutes. When the practitioner is lead to finish the treatment another sweep of the aura is offered to complete the healing.
That's the basic Reiki treatment plan, and it varies between clients and different Reiki practitioners. If this sounds like something you'd like to experience I welcome you to my clinic on Bluff Hill, Napier.
Distance Reiki Healing with Fiona
You’ll need to step outside the norm for a moment while I explain what distance Reiki is. Firstly you might want to read what a ‘hands-on Reiki’ treatment is like. Otherwise here’s a very basic explanation about distance Reiki healing. Imagine time and space are human constructs and only exist in our minds. Therefore, if they are not actually real, distance Reiki is simply a matter of me sending you a Reiki healing.
Receiving Distance Reiki
The steps to receive distance Reiki are for you to provide your personal details to me, then we set up a convenient time for you to receive Reiki. For your healing, you’ll ideally be in a relaxed position, laying down or sitting in a comfy chair.
I give distance healing sessions from my beautiful therapy room in Napier. This room is conducive to energy work. This is where I also give hands on Reiki and massage treatments. I meditate and practice qigong from my therapy room. These activities raise the vibration of the room and assist in holding an energy that gives beautiful healing therapy for clients.
While I am in a Reiki healing session I am in a state similar to meditation, channelling Reiki light to assist your healing. This can last from 30, 60 or 90 minutes, depending on what you have decided to purchase. So you will know when the healing is complete. I would suggest when the healing has come to its conclusion you might like to stay in your relaxed position for 5 more minutes to allow the new vibrations to settle in your body. Then slowly walking around, taking time to be curious and feel what changes may have occurred. These changes may continue to show up for a up to a week after the healing.
During the Reiki healing you may feel or experience the following:
- Deep rest and relaxation
- Rushing thoughts eventually coming to settle
- A dream like state
- Warm or coolness in parts of your body
- A sensation of floating
- You may fall asleep and dream (that’s ok)
- You may notice nothing at all (and that’s ok too)
- Smiling and happiness or tears and sorrow (and other emotions too)
- Tingling parts of your body
- Butterfly feelings in your belly
The above is simply the Reiki energy doing exactly what it knows your body needs/wants. This is not something I control, this is something I channel to you and Reiki takes it from there.
If you do not notice any feelings or sensations in your body that is totally normal. Eight years ago, when I experienced my first Reiki healing, I did not notice any sensations in my body. This did not mean that Reiki was not working for me. It may mean that I had not developed the capacity to sense the energy moving in me. These days I am aware of many vibrational levels moving in my being.
You may like to have a conversation with me before I give your Reiki healing. I am available for phone calls or messenger chats if that is required. It is not necessary to chat before the healing, but you may find it helpful. If you have questions arise after the Reiki healing I can also be contacted to assist. You may like to email me with your questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
It could be ideal to have approximately 3 to 6 Reiki healings over a period of time, say 1 a week or 1 a month. This can be especially helpful for long standing health or emotional issues.
After a Reiki healing you may experience the following:
- Lightheaded feeling
- Tingly sensations in your body
- You may not notice anything different at all
- Restful and relaxed
- A feeling of detoxing
If you do experience any of the uncomfortable side effects of Reiki they are usually subtle and will fade within a couple of hours. A detox feeling can be helped with a good sleep, followed by a cup of green tea or cool lemon juice drink.
Lastly, a good practice after Reiki healing is to drink some water and have a wholesome and light meal within the hour. You may also like to jot down in a journal any thoughts or memories that may have come up in the healing. This is a good practice to do over the next week after your Reiki. Drawing is also an option.