Alternative Therapies are often met with a skeptics eye. New to our modern world, yet practiced for centuries by our ancestors; many of these alternatives are the last healing hope we have.
Reiki is one of those therapies where a certain science has to be believed to be fully understood. The term ‘Rei-Ki’ literally means “Universal Life Energy” and it is the focus of this energy by the practicing Reiki Master that results in healing.
I’m almost embarrassed to say that I was once skeptical of this particular healing method, and although I considered many other alternative (or environmental) medicine techniques a part of my day-to-day life, Reiki still seemed a little far fetched…
On a months trip to the Outer Hebrides however, while following my no.1 passion in life.. I found myself living with a Reiki Master and her Blacksmith husband. On return to my bedsit with an indescribable pain in my right knee - the consequence of falling from the top of a 15ft North Atlantic swell, a Reiki session was kindly offered to me.
It’s difficult to describe an energy you can feel but cannot see; and yet, I know the improvement in pain that allowed me to get back in the water a few days later. The same is true of a 70 year old gent who I met on his weekly visit to said Reiki Master - “it’s difficult to describe exactly where the intense heat comes from, but without it I have trouble getting out of bed.”
There is no limit to Reiki at either end of the scale - which would be part of the reason it is branded ‘alternative’. The truth is, ‘alternative’ is a term given to something that has not yet broken the mass market - just like ‘alternative’ music; it’s not Pop.. but that’s not to say it’s not popular.
Try it for yourself and make your own decision; you might just be surprised at its benefits. Eve is The Clay Spa’s in-house Holistic Therapist and she’ll be more than happy to explain things with more authority if you so wish…
Have fun for now,