Alison Le Mar Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki and Yoga

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What is Reiki?

In Japanese Reiki (pronounced 'ray key') means 'Universal Life Force' and is an original method of healing developed by Mikao Usai in Japan early in the 20th century.


Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to wellbeing. Known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. Acupuncture, T’ai chi and Yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.


Reiki is one of several therapies based on the biofield, or a type of energy field that regulates everything from our cellular function to our nervous system. It consists of things that we can measure like electromagnetic energy that actually emanates from us- Reiki is based on the idea of a 'subtle' aspect of our biofield.


Reiki is an ancient energy healing therapy that can be either sensitively hands on, or the hands are held just above the body. It is a gentle yet powerful healing modality. Reiki has the potential to heal and restore in a powerful way, the more ready we are to heal or change, the more effective it becomes.


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How does Reiki work?

Reiki works by the practitioner channelling healing energy to the recipient, which in turn activates the recipient’s own abilities to heal, whether it be on a physical, emotional or spiritual level. Reiki helps release blocked energies and creates a sense of ease and balance within, of being in touch with a deeper sense of self.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where negative energy may be attached. Reiki helps clear any negative build up and heals the energy pathways which allows the life force to flow in a naturally healthy way.


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Reiki can only do good

Reiki promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to re-balance itself at a deep level. Reiki can only do good and never causes harm. Receiving Reiki is therefore completely safe and cannot interfere with any medical care you may be receiving.

Reiki should not replace any conventional medical treatment you're undertaking under your GP's care. It is a wonderful complement though and may well very effectively enhance any other treatments' effectiveness.


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Benefits of Reiki may include:

  • Deep relaxation, relieving symptoms of stress and tension;
  • Reduced fatigue;
  • Help to reduce inflammation and pain;
  • A general sense of good health and wellbeing;
  • Releasing blocked energies;
  • Bringing clarity and peace to the mind;
  • Balancing effect on the body's subtle energy;
  • A positive impact on mood, comforts and lifts the spirit.


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    What happens during a treatment?

    To receive Reiki you remain fully clothed and just take off your shoes to ensure your comfort as you lie down on the treatment couch or sit in a chair, whichever is more comfortable for you. No belief system is required- just a desire to feel good within and about yourself. I will hold my hands either lightly on or just above various regions of your body as I tune into and am guided by your energy. Reiki then flows to where it is most needed.


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    What does a Reiki treatment feel like?

    What you may experience during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages you to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace, security and wellbeing is experienced. You may drift off to sleep or experience a light, floating feeling. Some people may feel heavy and immensely grounded.


    You may well experience the challenging of energy through my hands as sensations of heat, coolness or tingling. Some people may feel nothing at all and this is fine too- you do not have to feel the energy yourself for the healing to be taken in to benefit you physically, mentally, emotionally and perhaps, spiritually.


    At the end of the treatment, you may feel refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.


    40 minutes £30
    60 minutes £35


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