What is Reiki

The Bowen TechniqueReiki is

  • Safe
  • Natural
  • Centring
  • Balancing
  • Harmonising
  • Stress Relieving
  • Complementary to Western and Eastern Therapies

Beth Darrall, Reiki Master

Reiki MasterBeth has been working in the field of Holistic and Complementary Therapies since 1990, starting with Aromatherapy massage, Bach Flower Remedies, Craniosacral Therapy, The Bowen Technique, Equine Bowen Therapy and Reiki. She has trained as a teacher for the Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate and has trained in counselling. Other areas of interest and experience lie in homoeopathy, nutrition, Emotional Freedom Technique, meditation, yoga, dowsing and Feng Shui. Beth has been attuned into the Usui Reiki system by two experienced Reiki Masters.

I wish to thank Jen Walker (Reiki I) and Pat Woodward (Reiki II and III) for their encouragement and support along my Reiki journey of discovery and personal development. I am delighted to have Reiki in my life and I look forward to sharing it’s extraordinary potential with you. It has been my own personal experience that Reiki is a little like a muscle – the more you use it, the more powerful it becomes. I now can’t imagine my life without Reiki – it is an extraordinary friend.

Reiki promotes healing and well being for the whole person. It can transform your life, stimulate personal and spiritual development, increase inspiration and intuition and open a window of opportunity to experience a deeper, spiritual nature, which can enhance all aspects of your life.

c2Bringing things into balance with Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced “Ray-key”) is a simple Japanese energy-balancing method that is used by thousands of people all over the world. It is the most well known hands on treatment technique and many people have regular Reiki treatments.

Where is it from?

Reiki was developed by a man called Mikao Usui in the early 1900;s in Japan and people use Reiki for self-healing, for spiritual or self-development and to treat others. Reiki practitioners carry out meditations, treat themselves and follow a set of simple spiritual principles called the Reiki ‘precepts’. Reiki is not a religion,

What can Reiki do?

Anyone can benefit form a course of Reiki treatments, no matter what your age or  your state of health and beneficial changes can take place over a fairly short space of time.

Reiki can produce;

  • deep relaxation
  • reduced stress and anxiety
  • boosted energy levels
  • a feeling of inner calm, contentment and serenity
  • a speeding up of the natural healing process

Reiki can also help you to:

  • feel more positive, confident and better able to cope
  • deal better with stressful people and difficult situation
  • develop a strong sense of purpose and clear thinking
  • remove some of the ‘clutter’ from your life
  • enjoy a better quality of life

Reiki Treatments

Receiving Reiki from a practitioner is a simple process. The client lies on a treatment table and the practitioner will gently lay their hands on the body in a series of hand positions on the head, torso and legs. Each hand position is held for a few minutes. During the treatment, energy (called ‘chi’) is drawn through the practitioner into the recipient helping to produce a state of balance. The recipient remains clothed throughout the session.

What might I feel?

Deep relaxation, heat from the practitioners hands, perhaps tingling or nothing at all. It varies from one person to another. But no matter what you feel, Reiki is giving you what you need.

How many treatments do I need?

While a one off Reiki treatment will do something beneficial for you, bring a sense of calm and peacefulness, and may produce some short term physical benefits too, the best results come through having a course of treatments, maybe 3 or 4 sessions at weekly intervals. The effects of Reiki build up cumulatively.

Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment. If you have symptoms of illness, you should see your doctor.

Reiki is safe and will complement any form of complementary or medical treatment.

A Reiki practitioner will not diagnose or recommend any form of treatment.


Reiki – a state of balance

Reiki is all about moving more into a state of balance on all levels, achieving more balance in your life. This may involve the resolution of some health problems, it may involve a change of beliefs and attitudes, it may involve making decisions that have been put off or ignored for a long time, and a realisation of one’s true values and priorities in life.

Reiki is all about change – for the better, finding out what is right for you in your life and making decisions to move you closer to what is right for you.

The successful practice of Reiki involves committing some time, regularly, to invest in yourself through working with energy to achieve more of a state of balance. The beneficial effects of working with Reiki develop over time, they build cumulatively and the positive changes that you  can experience through working with Reiki are governed by your commitment to working with the system. You invest in yourself and you reap the benefits.

Learning Reiki does not mean that you are committing yourself to becoming a Reiki Practitioner and many people who learn Reiki do so because they are looking for some benefits themselves, or for friends and family members. Some people take Reiki First Degree (Reiki 1) and stop there, though most people seem to go on to Second Degree level (Reiki 2.) How far you progress with the system is up to you and how much time you invest in working with Reiki is up to you, as well. In my personal experience, the more you use Reiki and practice either on yourself or on others, the stronger it becomes and you will likely witness remarkable results.

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