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Graham Irwin: Reiki practitioner

what is reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. The Japanese ‘ki’ is similar to Chinese ‘chi’, Indian ‘prana’ or Egyptian ‘ka’. Reiki is a natural energy which may be used for stress-relief and for healing at the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.

Reiki is a non-invasive, hands-on, spiritual (but not religious) therapy. Treatments are given fully clothed (except for coat and shoes) with the client lying or sitting, and the practitioner places their hands gently on or a couple of inches from the body. The recipient’s body draws only as much energy as it needs, using it as it feels is most appropriate. For instance a physical symptom may be caused by an emotional condition and a Reiki treatment may resolve or relieve one but not the other. During a session the recipient may experience feelings of warmth or coolness, or tingling, or nothing at all.

As well as people, Reiki can also be used on pets, plants, food, contracts and correspondence, motor cars and indeed for almost any situation. Reiki may also be used at a distance, for distant healing of people, animals or events.

Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment and anyone with a chronic or acute condition is advised to contact their GP first. Anyone with a pacemaker cannot be treated with Reiki. With pets in the UK an owner has a legal duty to consult a vet if their pet is unwell.

I received my first degree Reiki attunement in 1997 and use Reiki in my day-to-day personal and business life to help bring a sense of balance. Since receiving the second degree attunement I am also able to send distance healing.

For more information please contact me using the contact form.

Signed by Graham