Shin-shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryou-ho (Usui treatment method to improve body and mind)
What is Reiki ?
Reiki is a system of healing from Japan founded by Mikao Usui at the end of the 18th century (See Reiki Training). It is a gentle, non-invasive, subtle healing modality used widely now in both mainstream healthcare and private practice. It is a method for facilitating healing in the physical body and also very effective for mental and emotional issues , habits fears and phobias
How does Reiki work ?
Energy surrounds us and everything is made from it including us. Energy is much the same and all matter , including the “stuff” we are made of is simply energy vibrating at different frequencies. Whether we believe it or not, everyone is said to have the ability to do this thing called energy healing. It is not only people with a special gift who are able to give healing to another. This ability is part of us. With just a little training we can all enhance our natural ability to tap into this energy to use for ourselves. It is something we are born with. Reiki energy is sometimes called Chi, Ki, Prana, Spiritual energy, God energy, Universal energy, Universal Love etc. Reiki loosely translated means Universal / Spiritual energy. According to Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) this energy surrounds us and flows through energy pathways sometimes called meridians. These energy meridians flow down the front of the body through the Hara / Tanden (lower edge of the sternum and upper edge of the pubis) travel down the back of the legs, return up the front of the legs, pass through the Hara once more and then flow back forming a figure of eight pattern. They are said to be linked closely to the endocrine system. If this energy is blocked, then it stagnates and illness and injury may occur. By clearing these channels and allowing the energy to flow normally, the body’s own natural healing abilities will be freed and enhanced, which will allow the body to operate normally. This is how acupuncture, shiatsu and acupressure work.
These modalities use energy centres throughout the body and activate them to release blockages. Practitioners of Reiki subscribe to the idea that where there is disharmony between the body, mind and emotions with over-work, poor diet, lack of exercise, unbalanced rigid emotions, rigid thought patterns, fear and guilt that there will be dis-ease in the body.
Just for today …
Do not be angry
Do not worry
What are the benefits of Reiki ?
One off Reiki sessions can be a wonderful therapeutic experience, however reiki has a cumulative effect and when given regularly can :
- Encourage relaxation bringing balance to both mind and emotions.
- Enhance overall wellbeing , supporting positive life choices including balance in diet, exercise , work and leisure and reduce the need for stimulants like alcohol and tobacco
- Help with addictions , habits ,fears and phobias
- Greatly reduce levels of stress and promote a calmer response to life events
- Manage pain symptoms and emotional stress in chronic illness
- Reduce stress related symptoms for example IBS , insomnia , headaches
- Improve immunity by helping the bodies natural flow of blood and lymph
Being complementary, Reiki works effectively alongside orthodox healthcare and natural remedies, expanding treatment options. Reiki’s gentle energy is easily adapted to most medical conditions and may be used safely by people of all ages, including pregnant mothers, new-borns, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, in any situation.
Note: Reiki is being used in various settings including private practice, complementary therapy centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, post-operative recovery, drug rehabilitation, prisons, HIV/AIDS centres, and in the care of the elderly.
(UK Reiki Federation)
What to expect
For physical health problems Reiki practitioners work on the body using their hands to sense where there are energy blocks and are able to facilitate the body’s own natural healing abilities . Reiki can be given with hands off the body for mental and emotional and distant healing . As Reiki is coming through the practitioner in response to the clients needs both benefit from the healing sessions.
Your Reiki session will last up to an hour or 90 minutes, or more if combined with other therapies. You remain fully clothed with your shoes off . You will be made comfortable on a massage table. If for any reason you do not like laying down, Reiki can be given in a seated position. Any areas where you do not like to be touched will be agreed prior. It is important to remember that Reiki does not diagnose or prescribe. The underlying assumption is that the body knows how to heal itself and Reiki works with the source of all imbalance.
“Leanne’s hands are magic, she gave me reiki when I had a terrible headache, I was just so happy after a session with Leanne because it had gone… I felt so relaxed and headache free…amazing” (Sue, OT and mental health well-being coordinator)
“I had an absolutely mind-blowing session with Leanne recently. I had lower-back pain and I was feeling a bit low on energy. Those symptoms have completely disappeared but even more than that, I have become more focused, calmer, more positive and happier than I have felt in a long time. Leanne works deeply and intuitively. She knows exactly what you need to clear emotional and physical blocks without you having to say anything. She connects with you on a deeper level. I would wholeheartedly recommend Leanne for massage, reiki and reflexology. She’s an amazing healer and a beautiful person!!!”
(Kia, holistic practitioner/life coach)
I had the great opportunity to meet Leanne and her family during a holiday time in Italy in a Agritourism/farm managed by a common friends of us.
I’ve always been interested in complementary therapies but I never had the opportunity to experience Reiki From the first session I could feel the healing vibration of her hands and her natural-born healer gift. Her loving, caring and listening approach make the experience unique.In three sessions she helped me to release some unhealthy belief system pattern that had affected me for a long time. I recommend the Reiki work with Leanne if you need help with pain or a stubborn traumatic memory that you can’t let go of easily. It’s a powerful experience of stress-relief (Enrico Engineer IT consultant)