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What is Reiki?

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

What is Reiki Healing?

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing method that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions over or slightly above the body.

Reiki allows positive energy to flow into the body through the hands of the practitioner and this balances and heals and re-aligns the energy in the body. Reiki has been scientifically shown to decrease pain levels, speed healing and relax the mind and body. Reiki can only do good and can never cause harm.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Many of my clients have reported miraculous results.

Reiki Eases Pain and Enhances Wellness

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. The NHS also recommends it for their patients and for overall health and wellbeing.

It's use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

The source or cause of health comes from the Ki (which is vital energy, like chi) that flows through and around the individual rather than from the functional condition of the physical organs and tissues. It is Ki that animates the physical organs and tissues as it flows through them and therefore is responsible for creating a healthy condition. If the flow of Ki is disrupted, through everyday stress, anger, frustration, environmental stress, emotional issues, poor diet and lifestyle the physical organs and tissues will be adversely affected. Therefore, it is a disruption in the flow of Ki that is the main cause of illness.

An important attribute of Ki is that it responds to our thoughts and feelings. Ki will flow more strongly or be weakened in its action depending on the quality of ones thoughts and feelings. It is our negative thoughts and feelings that are the main cause of restriction in the flow of Ki. All negative or dis-harmonious thoughts or feelings will cause a disruption in the flow of Ki.

Even Western medicine recognizes the role played by the mind in creating illness and some Western doctors state that as much as 98% of illness is caused directly or indirectly by the mind.

It must be understood that the mind exists not only in the brain, but also through-out the body. The nervous system extends to every organ and tissue in the body and so the mind exists here also. It is also known that the mind even extends outside the body in a subtle energy field 2 to 3 feet thick called the aura.

Because of this, it is more appropriate to call our mind a mind/body as the mind and body are so closely linked. Therefore, our negative thoughts are not just in the brain, but also collect in various locations through-out the body and in the aura. The places where negative thoughts and feelings collect is where Ki is restricted in its flow. The physical organs that exist at these locations are restricted in their functioning. If the negative thoughts and feelings are not eliminated quickly, illness results.

The negative thoughts and feelings that are lodged in the unconscious mind/body are the greatest problem as we are not aware of them and therefore, are we are greatly hampered in changing or eliminating them.

The great value of Reiki is that because it is guided by the Higher Intelligence, it knows exactly where to go and how to respond to restrictions in the flow of Ki. It can work directly in the unconscious parts of the mind/body which contain negative Ki-inhibiting thoughts and feelings and eliminate them.

As Reiki flows through a sick or unhealthy area, it breaks up and washes away any negative thoughts or feelings lodged in the unconscious mind/body thus allowing a normal healthy flow of Ki to resume. As this happens, the unhealthy physical organs and tissues become properly nourished with Ki and begin functioning in a balanced healthy way thus replacing illness with health.

This non-invasive, completely benign healing technique is becoming more and more popular. As western medicine continues to explore alternative methods of healing, Reiki is destined to play an important role as an accepted and valued healing practice.

How is Reiki Different From Other Therapies?

Reiki is holistic in it's approach and works with not only the symptoms an individual is experiencing, but treats the root cause of the imbalance as well. There is no massage or manipulation and the whole person is treated, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

What Reiki Can Do For You?

Reiki is a system of self-development, designed to increase harmony, vitality and balance in the body, mind, spirit and in life.

Reiki is an original method of healing in Japan. It is a natural healing energy that works energetic, physical and emotional aspects of the individual to address imbalances on all levels by promoting the bodies natural abilities to regenerate self healing.

Reiki can also lessen the impact of stress, releasing tension from the entire system of the body, mind and helps bring the body back to a place of harmony, which is our natural state we function fully at.

Reasons You May Want To Experience A Reiki Session:

  • Helps reduce stress and promotes deep relaxation and harmony in the body and the mind

  • Improves clarity of thinking and clarity of emotions

  • Treats depression and anxiety

  • Improves focus and control

  • Improves joint mobility

  • Improves sleep

  • Promotes Joy, Happiness and contentedness

  • Heals inflammation

  • Removes energy blocks

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Slow down the aging process and increases vitality

  • Promotes spiritual growth and enhances awareness of your spiritual path and purpose

  • Grounding and creates more balance

  • Treats the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment

  • Detoxifiesand removes toxins from the body

  • Balances your bodies subtle energies

  • Heals old emotional wounds and releases suppressed feelings

  • Allows you to fully relax and let go of what is holding you back or keeping you stuck

  • Improves memory

  • Helps you to connect more to your spiritual and physical self

  • Helps create awareness of your needs

  • Increases stamina and endurance

  • Reduces high blood pressure

  • Reduces side effects from drugs and medical treatment

  • Speeds up healing

  • Creates peace of mind and a positive outlook on life

  • And so much more...

Fast And Effective Relief From Pain

We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. We are all made of energy, every fibre and cell within our body. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us and we experience a sense of peace and wellbeing. Allowing the body to naturally heal and relieve the body and mind of pain naturally and effectively.

What To Expect From A Reiki Session?

The recipient of Reiki remains fully clothed wearing loose comfortable clothing and lies on a coach or sits on a chair and relaxes.

The Reiki practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively on or near the body, allowing the Reiki energy to flow.

There is no massage or manipulation and the whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. It is a non-invasive treatment and is extremely relaxing in everyday.

At Pure Bliss Therapies we treat pain while exploring ways to improve overall health and wellbeing.

Kelly is a highly trained and experienced Reiki Master, Holistic and Energy Therapist for the past 23 years. Kelly is knowledgable and deeply committed to your well-being and health.

It is also possible to recieve Reiki at a distance if you are unable to see Kelly in person.

Benefits reported by clients/patients after a session include deep relaxation, calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing on all levels.

Contact Kelly to book your Reiki session today and start you journey to wellness.

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Check out my new Reiki Healing ebook and Reiki Healing Journal and discover everything you ever wished to know about Reiki and how it can help you in your life. Check out my shop.

"This is a much needed Reiki book for 2023 for those not sure what Reiki is and how it works. This is an easy to understand and beautifully illustrated book that clarifies what Reiki really is and what has been missing in the Reiki Healing field regarding books. I highly recommend a read, even if you are aware of what Reiki is or isn’t."

- P. Smith

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Best Wishes and much Love and Light


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