Sometimes I am hesitant to tell people that I am a Reiki Practitioner... "oh, what is that?" is the response from many people!
If you have had no awareness or exposure to energy healing methods before, it can seem like a very foreign and "out there" concept.
The easiest way to describe Reiki is as an energy healing method that is usually done by placing the hands in particular positions on or above a person's body. Reiki promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to rebalance itself on a deep level. Reiki allows positive energy to flow through the practitioners hands into the clients body. A Reiki Pracititioner is not a healer, rather a facilitator of healing energy.
Reiki is a spiritual practice which can make some people feel uncomfortable, thinking that it is aligned with a religious practice - which it is not. If the person asking about Reiki is open to understanding that healing occurs on all levels including the soul and spirit level it may be easier to grasp.
Reiki has preliminary scientific research supporting its use in reduction of pain, improving healing time and relaxing the mind and body.
Reiki Pracititoners are both employed and volunteer in hospitals across the world, particularly in the US and UK. Patients undergoing cancer treatments, palliative care and even the doctors and nurses benefit from Reiki in these settings. Reiki is becoming more widely accepted as a complementary therapy.
Considering that a Reiki Practitioner is working with energy, it is important that you feel comfortable and that the space feels light and welcoming. It is a privilege to be able to work in this realm and see transformations in people's health and wellbeing.
Kama is a Complementary Health Therapist qualified as a Reiki Master, Meditation Leader and Wellness Coach. With an extensive background in natural health, Kama provides a healing space for her clients to transform their health and wellbeing.