Reiki Treatment at The Osteopathy Clinic, Harpenden, St Albans

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese term meaning universal (Rei) energy (Ki).  The practitioner acts as a channel for this universal energy, so the client may receive the Reiki energy.  It’s a complementary therapy; Reiki does not directly cure diseases or illnesses. Instead, it’s used to manage symptoms and improve general well-being.

Reiki replenishes our universal energy when we are feeling

  • exhausted
  • run down
  • fragmented
  • demotivated
  • overwhelmed

A Reiki treatment heals the whole person, optimising your sense of wellbeing and inner serenity.  Reiki is particularly popular with clients who are grieving or depressed, or those whose busy lifestyles have left them exhausted.

What can I expect from a Reiki treatment?

A full Reiki session lasts 60 minutes but when combined with other treatments can be shorter.  Joanne will set an aim for the session based on your expectations or intentions. Please let her know if you have any injuries or places that are sensitive to touch.

You’ll be asked you to lie down on the treatment table, usually fully clothed if you are having a full treatment.  If you would prefer, you may be covered by a blanket. Usually soft, relaxing music will be playing in the background. For the most part there won’t be any talking during the session, but please let Joanne know if there’s an area where you need to feel more comfortable, and/or share what you’re experiencing.

Joanne may touch you lightly or have her hands just above you as they move around your body. The belief is that the Reiki energy can stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities.

You may experience sensations in the body such as heat or tingling. Some people report seeing visualisations such as colours or pictures, or having memories appear. Try to allow whatever arises to pass without attaching too much meaning to it. Your experiences may become deeper the more you continue with reiki.

To prepare for your treatment, please wear loose-fitting and comfortable clothing. You may wish to wear natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, or silk. You will be asked to remove your shoes, large pieces of jewellery, and glasses before your session, and keep your phone switched off.

After a treatment, it is recommended you drink plenty of water. Clients often report they feel calm, peaceful, or energized. You may also feel tired.

Call 01582 218586 to find out more about how Reiki can help you.