Reiki is a non invasive treatment which uses energy healing to alleviate pain and in some cases to heal patients. I know its a hard concept to believe in but some illnesses and conditions can be possibly healed, later further down you will see a short list of the types of illnesses and conditions Reiki can alliviate or possibly heal.

But one in particular I would like to mention here is diabetes. In some Reiki cases in the past, diabetes has been completely healed. How was this done? you may ask, it is simple some of the patients who were treated never had it to begin with and with others it healed naturally overtime, because their bodies made them crave and do certain things subconsciously that made the body heal itself. This process was activated by using Universal Energy (Universal=Rei Energy=ki).

Reiki treatment can be given by lightly touching the body or by no touch at all, Since all that is happening is energy is being given, cleansed and moved it is not necessary for the practitioner to touch the body, but in some cases some patients prefer it and some do not, but it is their choice and it does not effect the Reiki treatment either way.

Reiki can be given to anyone but there are some restrictions while treating certain individuals these include the following: 

  • babies (Family member must be present during treatment)

  • young children (Family member or guardian must be present)

  • teenagers (Family member or guardian must be present)

  • adults (no restriction)

  • elderly (Family member/guardian/care worker may be present during treatment on choice of patient) 

  • Pets may also be treated.  (Pet owners must be present during treatment and pets cannot be brought to clinic this must be home visits only!)

Another thing to know about Reiki is one to one treatment is not always necessary. We can treat paitients using a Reiki practice known as "Reiki Distant Healing". The practitioner uses certain personal information to treat the patients from afar then send that healing back to the patient. This can be done a number of ways: 

  • through a video skype/whatsapp

  • through text messages

  • through a phone call

It is important for the patient to be able to be contacted during before and after a distant healing sessions, so that the practitioner may inform the patient where the body has been treated, be given aftercare advise and check for feedback from that patient.

When we treat your body we are treating the energy body and your Chakra's. Chakra's are energy balls in the energy body for which there are 88 thousand but most people only focus on main seven. They help control your bodies functions and alleviate pain when the are realigned/untangled/unblocked.

The seven main are:

  • Crown Chakra: located in the top center part of the head. This Chakra treats the pineal and pituitary glands. The colour is represented as violet or white. This Chakra deals with connection to the divine source. 

  • Third eye Chakra: located a little above and between the eyebrows around the forehead. This Chakra treats the pineal and pituitary glands. The colour is represented as indigo or purple. This Chakra deals with connections to psychic perception and power of the mind. 

  • Throat Chakra: located in the throat as it suggests but just above the adams apple. This Chakra treats the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The colour represented is light blue. This Chakra deals with communication, expression and power of the voice. 

  • Heart Chakra: located in the center of the chest. This Chakra treats the thymus gland and the heart organ. The colour is represented as green or rose. This Chakra deals with emotional power, compassion and love.

  • Solar plexus Chakra: located between the lower stomach and the upper chest. This Chakra treats the adrenal glands. The colour is represented as yellow. This Chakra deals with personal power, self esteem, confidence, hut feelings and intuition.

  • Sacral Chakra: located just below the stomach. This Chakra treats the ovaries, testes and adrenals. the colour is represented as orange. This Chakra deals with one-to-one relantionships, creativity, sexualality, fertility and will power.

  • Root Chakra: located between the legs around the genital area. This Chakra treats the ovaries and testes. the colour is represented as red. This Chakra deals with the seat of kundalini, earthly vital energy, tribal power, grounding and physical survival. 

When doing treatment we may hover our hands in a specific point for a long time, this is because we can feel where certain areas need extra attention, but always know that Reiki will always go to where it is needed the most. The energy moves by itself to where it will do the most good for the patient.

Example: If you have been feeling bloated and we treat the stomach area (Solar plexus) for a good long while then the Reiki will give messages to your digestive system to extract waste or anything anomalous. But even if we focus more on a different area of the body, say the head, the stomach would still get treated, because the energy would move from the head down the body. Even though this treatment is completely safe the patient may feel pins, tingles, shivers, goosebumps, hot flashes etc, during treatment. However in some cases the patient may feel nothing at all except the practitioners hands or waving of the hands, but this does not mean the Reiki did not work.

Reiki is not widely known and some people are still very sceptical about this practice. Some do not believe and still attend a session to try it out or just curious. This is perfectly fine, you do not need to believe in Reiki for it to work. You can be sceptical all your life receiving the treatment and still receive the full benefits. 

Reiki as stated before is an energy healing practice for this reason precisely it has no contraindications nor negative effects. 

After a session we always have water ready available for the patient, but will still advise that after treatment that the patient drinks some more water and stays hydrated as the session may have dehydrated them quite a bit depending on how much was treated and how much the patient has detoxified. 

Now there have been some cases where people went for Reiki treatment and on the day of the session or a few days after had diarrhoea, then blamed it on the Reiki session. Well it is true the Reiki session was responsible but in a good way, not a bad way. The body felt there was something wrong and found a way to remove the problem, the Reiki then told the body how to get it out. This process is known as detoxification, in some areas it may be unpleasant but afterwards the body heals quickly and more positive feelings arise. In other cases people may have felt sleepy or low on energy also may have had cravings, this is all down to the detoxification process, but is perfectly normal.

According to the University of Minnesota, patients who have undergone a Reiki session may say:

  • "I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly."

  • "I think I fell asleep."

  • "I can't believe how hot your hands got!"

  • "I feel more relaxed than even after a massage."

  • "My headache is gone."

Reiki treats a variety of illnesses and diseases, listed below are some of the conditions that Reiki has been used to treat, please click any link below to find out more about each condition. If you wish to discuss any of these please contact me.

So in conclusion Reiki is still a practice which most still do not believe in but can still bring them great health. I hope this article has given you a better understanding of Reiki please feel free to contact me for any further information and check out the FAQs section because your question may be there.