What is Reiki?

Reiki is something which causes scepticism in people because it is not easily

explained or understood, but we are now becoming more and more aware that everything in life is made up of and has its own energy and also the importance of cleansing and protecting our own


Usui Reiki is a holistic therapy and natural method of healing which was originally developed by Mikao Usui in Japan around the 20th century. It is a healing technique used by practitioners with the intention of increasing a person’s supply of life force energy.

Our ‘life force energy’ often goes by many other names such a Ki, Chi, Prana or our biofield energy and it refers, in a sense, to our non-physical vitality.

Reiki energy is conscious energy and flows to our blockages or wherever it is needed to support the body’s natural ability to heal, threating the whole person including the physical body, the mind and emotions as well as the subtle body (auric field).

Why is energy clearing important?

All living things have an etheric energy field called an aura which surrounds the physical body, and have life force energy running within them. Sometimes things like stress, illness or outwardly events can upset the balance of this energy. Our aura sends out energetic frequencies and likewise can pick up and absorb outward energies which can get stuck in our field and over time can create imbalances or blocks. Even our own and other people’s thoughts whether sending a positive or negative intention can hold an energetic vibration and in turn can create a positive or negative response in our physical, mental, emotional or spiritual bodies.

When energy is low or out of balance it means we do not have our full vitality and this can lead to further illness or just leave you feeling a little out of sorts.

Reiki practitioners are attuned to Reiki energy by a Reiki Master which then opens them up to higher frequencies and the ability to channel the flow of this life force energy which exists all around us, whilst holding positive intention, to bring about relaxation and promote the wellbeing of those being treated.

Reiki practitioners can also in some ways act like as a channel for absorbing the dense energy and releasing it back into the atmosphere to clean the auric field. Once the dense energy is lifted, the energy can be re-balanced and as a result, the person receiving the treatment often feel that their energy is much lighter and clearer after a session.

Directing a therapeutic energetic field to a person’s own energetic biofield assists and supports their natural ability to heal and release blocks.

It is important to note that even though Reiki may still not be fully understood, receiving a session will be more effective if the person is able to be open to it and hold the intention of accepting the cleansing energy.


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