What is Reiki?
Reiki is a traditional Japanese healing art that promotes healing in our mental, physical and spiritual energy fields. It was first recognized and developed by Mikao Usui. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy”. Reiki can be used to assist the energy levels of all living things from plants to pets! It can be extremely effective in assisting treatment of diagnosed illnesses as it compliments medical treatments and therapies by promoting wellness and may alleviate some of the side effects of such treatments. Reiki is natural, safe, powerful and profound in its ability to connect you to your spiritual self and life purpose. In connecting to Reiki, we also help raise the overall consciousness of humanity and elevate the vibration of our planet.
What happens in a ‘Reiki with Caroline’ treatment?
Reiki can be wonderfully relaxing. You will sense a radiant wave of flowing energy around you and through you which is peaceful and serene. Reiki treats you holistically, that is, your mind, body and spirit.
The session will be around 1 hour 15 minutes, with the actual treatment taking 45 minutes. The additional time allows me to prepare you for the session and for relaxation at the end. Candles, aromatherapy oil burners and music are all optional. If you are having Reiki with Caroline in your own home, then I will need a few moments before hand to “clear the energy”.
As a new client, I will ask you to sign a standard client agreement form before we begin which can be viewed here. You have the option to receive communication from me to book follow up appointments.
N.B. I do not store any personal information about the treatment.
I find it is useful for us to agree on your intention by using a single verb for the Reiki session to help focus on what you would like from the treatment. For example, you may decide overall “to relax” or perhaps “to reconnect” or “to release”. Prior to commencing please make me aware of any physical discomfort that you may be in so I can make you as comfortable as possible. During the treatment, you remain fully clothed with the option of having a light blanket laid over you, as you may find you become cooler during the session. Whilst lying down on a Reiki table, or sitting in a chair if you are unable to recline, I will progress through a series of “laying on hands” positions, starting from your head and working through to your feet .You will be then asked to roll over so I can continue with this sequence on your back and legs.
Thoughts may come and go, as you settle into a deeply relaxing state, you may even find that you fall asleep at some point. All this is natural and a normal response to receiving Reiki. You may experience a sense of being connected to your own “Ki” energy which is incredibly empowering. Remember, you are amazing, just relax and allow the healing and energy flow of Reiki to guide your body to heal. You may feel Reiki physically as “heat” omitting from my hands, which can feel more intense when I am guided to a particular area in need of attention. You may experience an emotional release; all of this is safe and normal.
Remember, Reiki is working for the highest good of all and by releasing these emotional blocks you can move forward towards a happier and healthier you. I would always advocate drinking plenty of water during the day and especially after your treatment. Your body is re-energizing so staying hydrated, eating well and avoiding alcohol is advisable over the next few days.
Why not keep a journal of your thoughts and feelings after your Reiki session? I will check in with you within 24 hrs to see how the Reiki has integrated for you.
How often should I have Reiki with Caroline?
I would advise a Reiki session once a month for maintaining overall wellness. For more acute conditions, it is normally recommended to have 4 consecutive day treatments, or 2 treatments per week over 2 weeks in order for Reiki to flow well through all energy fields: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. You may find that combining Remote Reiki healing with One 2 One healing a suitable option for convenience.
Will it work for me?
You do not need to be aligned to any faith or religion to feel the benefits of Reiki and it will not contradict with any of your beliefs if you are; indeed, you may experience a profound sense of connecting to your faith throughout the session. All living things are energy and therefore, we are all indelibly interconnected to each other and we can all experience this “life force energy” for healing.
I hope that you too value the connection of Reiki through 'Reiki with Caroline'. I welcome feedback, comments or please write me a testimonial.