Reiki, (pronounced 'Ray-key'), means 'universal life energy' and it describes a system of natural, hands-on healing that originates from Japan. This gentle, safe form of energy-work can be of benefit to anyone during the normal course of life and in times of illness and stress. Reiki works holistically, which means that it assists at every level of a person’s being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The energy of Reiki works with the body’s own healing processes, helping to restore balance, harmony and well-being. It can safely be used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments and combines well with other complementary therapies.
What can Reiki help with?
Mental and emotional stress and imbalance
Emotional problems and stress usually respond very well to Reiki, as do stress-related conditions. Most people find Reiki deeply relaxing, nurturing and enjoyable; as a result of this treatments help to release stress, reduce tension and anxiety and calm the mind. Clients report feeling more peaceful and centred during and after a session, with increased levels of positivity and well-being. These combined benefits often help promote and restore good quality sleep and improve levels of energy.
Acute and chronic conditions
Reiki can be of support during times of acute, short-term illness; it can also provide help and comfort for those coping with chronic health conditions. One or two sessions may be enough to provide relief, particularly with a new or acute symptom, whereas long-standing issues often require a series of treatments before the full beneficial effects take place. Due to the gentle and non-manipulative nature of Reiki healing, treatments are usually suitable for those with chronic pain, or low-energy problems; in fact it can be particularly soothing and comforting in such cases.
Times of change and transition
For all of us life can sometimes feel challenging and overwhelming, particularly when we’re faced with change and transition. Reiki can assist during these difficult times, helping people feel grounded and balanced and allowing them to cope more effectively. Treatments provide emotional support in a calm and safe setting; as a result, clients say they are more in touch with their intuitive selves and deeper needs and are better able to make positive life changes and choices. Reiki can also assist with personal development and enhance creative abilities.
"I felt very well and had more energy than usual after the session … Also, I felt positive afterwards and still do, which is really great."
(Mrs. B, Norwich)
"I have had ME/CFS for many years and having had trouble getting over a very bad cold at the beginning of this year, I decided I needed a boost. I started seeing Diana weekly and would highly recommend her. The treatment feels very relaxing and I can feel the heat coming through her hands into my body. I feel much better afterwards, both physically and mentally, and really look forward to my sessions with her. I believe that the Reiki is helping me improve and it’s also a treat each week."
(Ms. H, Norwich)
"I have recently been having some Reiki treatments with Diana Cooper. Diana is very welcoming and understanding … it [the Reiki] feels warm and comforting, and totally relaxing. She is at great pains to ensure her clients are comfortable at all times. During the five or six weeks I have been going, the tendonitis in my arms and the pains in my back have improved immeasurably."