Reiki – My first experience

Reiki – My first experience

‘Reiki feels like warm sunshine gently surrounding you, and filling you with piece and love. Reiki heals the persons body, emotions, mind and spirit as a whole’.

Suffering with anxiety for a few years really does leave its toll, my mind never seems to switch off, especially at night. I find it extremely difficult to simply stop my thoughts from wondering, or turning negative, or worrying about something that hasn’t even happened yet. It gets so frustrating, its likely to be a reason why I suffer with so many headaches. My head never seems to relax!

The quote I added at the beginning of this post, wow, I never thought a quote could be more true. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, or whether i was going to get anything out of a Reiki session, but boy was I wrong. I was super nervous when knocking on Lisa’s front door…’Whats going to happen? How will I feel? Will I like it? Should I be scared?’ So many thoughts going round in my head. I needed to pull myself together! Luckily, Lisa made me feel comfortable and at ease from the moment I entered her treatment room. She was so kind and formative. From the get go I knew I was in safe hands and I was going to be ok. Lisa sat me down to have a little chat about why I chose to try Reiki. I didn’t even know where to begin! I was thinking, should I just say one of the many reasons? But no, I listed them all, from getting no sleep at night, to stress, to not being able to relax, anxiety, I could go on and on… Lisa told me I certainly came for all of the right reasons, so I knew I was at the right place.

Now it was time to pop myself onto the couch, cover myself in a cosy blanket, calming music was turned on, and ‘hopefully’ time to relax.

Throughout the hour, Lisa would make her way around me, offering light, non-invasive touch with her hands placed and held on a series of locations on the head, and front of the torso. There were moments when Lisa would hesitate her hands over my face, instantly I could feel the warmth from her hands beaming over me like sunshine. At times, I could sense my mind trying to wonder and think about the most random things, I must admit it was hard to snap out of it and focus on the music, but it did gradually get easier. I felt like I was sinking into the coach, I felt paralyzed. Yes that probably sounds bizarre to you, but its true, I couldn’t move, and I’m not saying this was a bad thing. I even struggled opening my eyes once the treatment came to an end. I probably could have gone to sleep for the rest of the night. I was amazed at how I was able to relax my mind, and find relaxation. This isn’t something I am able to do easily, It was refreshing.

Not everybody understands Reiki, and not everybody can connect with it. However if you are intrigued, but don’t know what to expect, I can assure you that it will be one of the best hours you will ever spend on taking care of yourself. Taking that time that many of us do not get, to be calm, to be at piece. I genuinely encourage everyone to experience this therapy, only if its just once. The benefits are wonderful, your well being will improve, you’ll feel balanced, and at ease.

I will definitely be visiting Lisa again. Shes brilliant. ‘’ 

‘Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of ‘life force energy’ to improve health and enhance the quality of life’

Tay x


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