Reiki, is a form of healing and spiritual awakening, received and developed 100 years ago by a Japanese man, Mikao Usui, and brought to the West in 1937. It is passed on from one person to another through specific initiations and teachings. The Japanese word Reiki can be translated as 'Universal Life Force'. Healing is used for regaining harmony and wholeness. It addresses the whole person, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

There is an overall energy field that is vast and wide, which is different from the physical world that we see with our eyes, taste with our mouths, smell with our noses, hear with our ears, and touch with our skin. This energy field permeates all the physical things we see.

Reiki is capable of healing anything because it works at a very fundamental level of reality. The physical ‘matter’ that we can see is a solidified form of energy (Remember Einstein’s famous equation? that each unit of mass is equivalent to a certain amount of energy). At the level where Reiki functions, anything can be changed because all is fluid like, therefore very malleable.
Emotional as well as physical difficulties are able to heal, since emotional issues are even more directly present in the energy structures.

A Reiki treatment consists of the practitioner placing his or her hands on the client, having only the intent for the energy to flow. There are no complicated rituals to perform, only the simple exchange of energy between two people.
The Reiki energy is smart for it knows where to go and what to do. It is simply intent which causes the Reiki energy to flow and intent which directs it.

You will be asked to lie as comfortably as possible. You will not be asked to remove any clothing except for anything which may restrict your breathing or comfort, such as coat, shoes, glasses or contact lenses. This is so that you can feel comfortable and relaxed during the treatment. Reiki will go through clothing, blankets or even a plaster cast if necessary!
There will be a sequence of hand positions, which are non-intrusive and cover both the front and back of the body. The pressure is gentle, light and comfortable, although sometimes people experience intense heat from the practitioner's hands. There is no massage or manipulation.

You may feel sensations under the practitioners' hands or in other parts of your body. You may feel heat, tingling, coolness, throbbing or other sensations. You may feel nothing at all, although many people experience a sense of well being and relaxation - some even fall asleep! Sometimes a treatment can be energizing: there is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki.

Ashley May is a Reiki Master Practitioner and also offers a full range of Beauty & Holistic Therapies.

For an appointment please call 07873 188 784