Origins of Reiki 
Reiki was developed in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. After some time on Mount Kurama in meditative retreat, he experienced “satori”, which can be translated as “enlightenment”. 
What is Reiki? 
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy, said to use energy flow from the Reiki practitioner’s hands, when placed on or near the recipient. 
Its gentle nature means that Reiki is suitable for all ages. However, as with all forms of complementary therapy, a full consultation is required. 
Anyone may benefit from Reiki as it covers a range of conditions but it should not be regarded as a cure. Reiki is said to complement and enhance other forms of treatment. 
What happens during treatment? 
Reiki may be used on the whole body or can be localised to a specific part of the body. 
A full body treatment can last between 45 to 60 minutes. 
You will remain fully clothed and typically be asked to lie on a massage table. Your therapist may need a few moments to enter a calm state and will then place his or her hands on or near various parts of the body, including the head, torso, knees and feet. The hands will remain in each position for up to three minutes before moving to the next position. 
Some practitioners may follow a fixed set of positions while others will use their intuition to guide movements to areas needing attention. You may feel warmth, tingling and deep relaxation. 
Benefits of Reiki 
Deep relaxation – relieving symptoms of stress and tension. 
Reduced fatigue 
A positive impact on mood and performance 
A general sense of good health and well-being 
After Care 
After your treatment please follow the advice below in order to gain the most benefit from your treatment. 
Drink plenty of water - this helps flush away toxins. 
Have a suitable rest period after the treatment. 
Try to avoid alcohol and tobacco for at least 24 hours. 
After your treatment -  
You may feel deeply relaxed. 
Any tiredness or lack of concentration will soon pass. 
Your sleep pattern may improve, becoming heavier. If it becomes  
distrubed, it will quickly settle. 
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