Reiki is a natural Japanese therapy, and like reflexology is considered by many to have been in existence for thousands of years.
The term Reiki can be broken down into two Japanese words 'Rei' and 'Ki'. In very general terms Rei means universal, but in fact Japanese ideograms are written on many differing levels of interpetation, and on a deeper esoteric level Rei means the all-knowing and all understanding higher conciousness, the universal energy. Ki, which is called Chi in China (meaning the vital living energy which connects and flows through all things). This is the same life energy which is used by martial artists in their training.
What will happen in the treatment?
Your treatments at Aurora take place in a room which is dedicated to quietness and calm energywith candles to enhance the atmosphere, so the mood of relaxation is immediate when you arrive. You receive your treatment lying comfortably on a therapy couch and spend an hour in a state of deep relaxation. If it is not possible for you to lie comfortably the treaments can be carried out whilst you are seated.
Does the therapy involve physical manipulation?
No manipulation takes place during a Reiki session. The Reiki treatment involves the therapist using a technique of various hand positions which help to balance and centre the body's energy system. It is a very powerful technique on the body's subtle energies, but very gentle on the physical. In fact it is an ideal introduction to complementary therapies.