Reiki is a form of meditation used as a therapy for treating physical, emotional and mental diseases
The name Reiki is taken from two Japanese characters that describe energy.
The word “rei”, which means “unseen” or “spiritual” and “ki” which means “energy” or “life force” are combined to become Reiki. In English its meaning is usually given as “universal life energy”.
As a Reiki Master and Teacher, Linda offers both individual therapies and also teaches those who wish to learn either just for themselves – at Reiki One – or become Reiki Practitioners – Reiki Two, Master and Teacher levels.
Reiki therapy is a gentle form of energy that almost everybody can enjoy and benefit from. Recipients report experiences that affect them in a positive manner from both their physical and spiritual bodies and everything in between.
Although the term Reiki might perhaps suggest some form of religious belief or following to some, in truth, there is no requirement for either the recipient or practitioner to have any spirituality. That is not to say that some people will not find the whole experience to have a peace and harmony or spiritual nature, but this is down to the individual. One thing is for certain, Reiki does not have any religious dogma or creed and does not interfere with anyone’s own belief system.
The only prerequisite is to be positive and open-minded to the possibility of receiving help from Linda, you don’t need to have an inner knowledge of how Reiki works, just a belief that it can work for you.
Negativity towards a complementary treatment of any kind will have a negative result upon what a practitioner is trying to achieve; so having a open mind is paramount to the energy flowing in its most effective manner. In its most basic of terms, Reiki involves the transference of energy that surrounds us all in order to restore balance in the force surrounding the recipient.
In Reiki therapy, the practitioner places their hands on or over the patient, but hands at no time need to be placed in areas of sensitivity. Ideally for the best results the patient should be lying down on a treatment couch where either he or she can feel at complete ease and be ready to welcome in the positive energy.
History Of Reiki
It is believed that Reiki had its origins some hundreds if not thousands of years ago through a knowledge possessed by Tibetan monks who understood that every living thing had its own universal life force energy, and understood the need to maintain harmony both in the aura that surrounds us and the chakras and meridians we all have inside to transport energy throughout the body.
This knowledge and skill set was lost to the world until rediscovered through Dr Mikao Usui who coined the term Reiki for this gentle but powerful form of healing. It is believed that Mikao Usui taught the subject of religion and in particular had an interest in Christianity. When asked one day by one of his students whether he could replicate the healing of Christ, he answered “No” and so started a life’s work of research.
Following years of searching, discussions and studying with religious experts he returned to Tokyo in Japan and spent 21 days on Mount Kurama where it is believed after fasting and meditating he was attuned with symbols into his aura that formed what we know today as Reiki.
Modern day Reiki owes everything to Mikao Usui and from a small number of individuals practising this in Japan there are now many thousands throughout the world who practice this gentle form of healing.
Examples Of Where Reiki Can Help
- Acute or Chronic pain
- Cancer patients respond well to Reiki
- Detox the body
- Heal emotional issues
- Heal trauma
- Help calm the mind
- Panic Attacks
- Promote deep relaxation
- Reduce stress and tension
- Speed up healing after surgery
Please contact Linda through our contact form or by telephone should you wish to discuss this further.