What is Reiki?
Reiki is a gift!
Allow yourself to
be enfolded in
a softness that quiets
the mind and
uplifts the soul.
Wait! What’s distant Reiki? Find out more here.
What is Reiki?
Rather than answer the question what is Reiki, let me share what it feels like, so you’ll better understand why Reiki and chronic illness are a match made in heaven!
Reiki enfolds you in a gentleness that speaks directly to your soul. Surrounding you with comfort, peace and calm so profound you feel empowered to tackle whatever it is life is throwing at you.
The flow of universal life force energy invites your body into a state of deep relaxation enabling your own natural healing processes to unfold. Reiki restores harmony and balance as it gently clears away the toxins of negative emotions, stress and overwhelm leaving you:
Reiki and chronic illness
Renowned for relieving pain and tension, Reiki is a beautiful, non-invasive support for any illness and complements both Western medicine and other Alternative Therapies.
Reiki flows to exactly where healing is needed in body, mind and spirit, for the highest good of all, and doesn’t interfere with any other treatment protocols you may already be working with. This is particularly important when you are dealing with complex health concerns. Reiki supports your body’s natural healing process and enables you to better receive the healing benefit offered by your treatment protocol.
Healing with Reiki requires only your time and willingness to receive. There are no herbs or supplements required. You don’t have to disrobe, and you can even receive Reiki in the comfort and safety of your own home via distant healing. Read more about how Reiki works, here.
Reiki is a wonderful support for recovering from stress, overwhelm and burnout, and is recognised around the world for its value in cancer care, palliative care, and managing anxiety and depression, grief, chronic illness and pain.
Best of all, it is a gift that you can learn to give to yourself so you can easily access the benefits of Reiki every day!
Master teacher and practitioner
My Reiki teacher’s favourite saying was, “Reiki is a gift! It doesn’t matter if you’re giving or receiving, it’s a gift — and it has to be shared!”
She was absolutely right, of course!
I’ve been blessed to both give and receive Reiki many times over the last 12 years and I thank all the powers that be that Reiki crossed my path in perfect timing in the form of my incredible practitioner, teacher and friend.
At a time when my life felt like an extreme rafting trip through almost impossible rapids, Reiki was the force that calmed the waters creating stillness and stability so I could find my centre again.
As I transitioned from client to student then teacher, Reiki has been a foundation of healing, self-understanding and ongoing spiritual growth.
With roots in Buddhist and Shinto principles, Reiki is a deeply spiritual practice as much as it is a beautiful healing modality.
I invite you to experience this joyous gift!
What’s Reiki with Linda like?
Calm and clear.
Relaxed and light.
Centred and on track.
At peace with your path.
Your healing starts the minute you arrive and the session opens with an invitation to breathe and come home to the moment.
Leave all the bustle, hurry, worry and stress outside the door and collect every aspect of your being into the Now.
If you haven’t already done so, you’ll complete an intake questionnaire and then we’ll have a short conversation. I’ll ask you some questions like:
- How are you feeling?
- What’s brought you here today?
- What do you want to achieve from your session?
- Is there anything, in particular, you’d like to focus on?
Then you’re invited to lie down on the table and we begin.
What’s included in the treatment?
Your session may include:
- clearing the energy field around the body (aura)
- cleansing and balancing the energy centres of the body (chakras), and
- my hands placed on different positions on your body in line with the flow of Reiki.
At every step your comfort is the highest priority, and I’ll check in throughout to let you know where I’m placing my hands and to make sure you’re feeling relaxed and comfortable.
Some practitioners like to incorporate crystals, essential oils, and colour therapy, in their sessions. I occasionally include crystals when called to, but more often than not I work solely with the energy, Reiki symbols and guided visualisation.
What does Reiki feel like?
Most people report experiencing an overall sense of calm and wellbeing during a Reiki healing. You may also experience sensations such as:
- warmth from my hands
- gentle vibration or buzzing in some areas of the body
- a sensation of the body gently rocking
- a chi-like sensation (the deep, achy, yet almost electric feeling some people notice with acupuncture or acupressure treatments)
- coolness, like menthol (as you experience using a liniment)
- seeing images or colours
- experiencing feelings or emotions
And, I’ll probably ask a few questions as the session progresses.
These are usually prompted from what I observe in your body and how it responds, or what I sense in your energy field.
As a Reiki practitioner I’m actually a channel or conduit for healing energy, facilitating the flow of energy to you. As with many energy practitioners we become sensitive to the flow of energy, and our intuition becomes educated over time to interpreting some of the information moving through the energy.
This is another source of the questions that pop up during your session.
Of course, questions go both ways! If you have questions, or you’re noticing something, or if you’re not comfortable with something, I encourage you to speak up. This is a powerful part of your healing too!
At the conclusion of the healing session, people report a range of different responses to their treatment. Some are highly charged and visibly lighter; others quieter and obviously still processing at some level. The common theme running through all of them though is a feeling of peace, calm and feeling better able to go back into whatever they are dealing with in a balanced and centred way.