Reiki Southend-on-Sea & Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

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We offer Reiki in Southend-on-Sea for a wide range of conditions at The Body Matters. Reiki treatments are available from our clinic based in Leigh-on-Sea. We also provide telephone and online support where required.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural healing system that uses variable frequency energy to heal. The energy is electromagnetic in nature and can work on any level, physical, emotional and spiritual.

What we term today as Reiki was traditionally known as The Usui System of Natural Healing or Usui-do (The way of Usui) developed by Mikao Usui in the 1900s but today is used to encompass a whole range of energy healing systems.

Reiki is a Japanese term actually consisting of two words with varying interpretations;

  • Rei - Spiritual and sacred. Generally described as the Universal or Spiritual energy: the highest spiritual consciousness.
  • Ki - Energy. Lifeforce energy, inside all living things, surrounds all living things, lower frequency than Rei energy.

Ki (energy), as believed in many Eastern traditions, needs to flow freely throughout the body. If we have emotional trauma or physical illness it can cause what is known as a blockage. The blockage disturbs the path of energy through our bodies and consequently, we may develop an illness. The healthier someone is the more Ki they will have flowing through the body.

How does Reiki work?

Reiki works to heal the energy blockages and restore the body back to health, balancing the Mind, Body and Soul. It can be used on any condition and is also a path to spiritual enlightenment if you choose to develop yourself in that way. Reiki is passed on by the Reiki Master to the student by means of attunements or empowerments. This enables the student to access and use the energy.

Reiki is non-intrusive hands-on healing and is both highly effective and deeply relaxing. Reiki can be used to work on any condition physical or otherwise. Alternatively, Reiki can be a way of life, the start of a beautiful and fulfilling spiritual journey leading to understanding, happiness and ultimately completeness and oneness. Reiki is optimally given in a full treatment format but can also be administered in treatments to a specific area or areas of the body. In urgent situations, just moments of Reiki touch can be soothing.

How can Reiki help?

Reiki is often used to complement conventional medical treatments, aiding in stress reduction, and relaxation, and promoting a sense of well-being. Documented research evidence has shown that Reiki healing helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, and stress hormones, and offers increased immune strength.

Reiki healing provides a healing space whereby individuals can connect with who they really are and connect with their higher self. This, in turn, can bring about further clarity, understanding and self-love. Everyone who comes to Reiki will have their own reasons and their own journey to travel.

What does Reiki feel like?

During a Reiki session, sensations vary widely among individuals. Some report feeling warmth or gentle tingling where the practitioner's hands are placed, akin to a comforting radiance enveloping the body. Others experience deep relaxation, a sense of peace, or even emotional release. Some might not perceive specific sensations but notice profound calmness. The experience is highly personal, ranging from physical warmth to emotional tranquillity. Overall, Reiki often induces a serene state, fostering a profound sense of relaxation and well-being for those receiving this energy-based therapy.

Can anyone learn Reiki?

Yes, Reiki can be learned by anyone willing to undergo training and attunement and is available for different levels, guiding individuals through techniques and principles. Students receive attunements, enabling them to access and channel Reiki energy. There's no prerequisite skill or belief required, making it accessible to all. With dedication and practice, anyone can learn to use Reiki for self-healing or to assist others. The training process empowers individuals to become proficient in the practice, fostering an understanding of energy flow and holistic healing principles, irrespective of background or prior experience.

Are there any side effects associated with Reiki?

Reiki is generally considered safe with minimal reported side effects. Recipients might experience temporary sensations like slight fatigue, increased emotional awareness, or feelings of relaxation post-session. In rare cases, individuals might undergo a brief period of emotional release as the body balances its energy. However, Reiki doesn't typically cause adverse reactions or harm. It complements conventional treatments and is non-invasive. As with any therapy, individual experiences may vary, but overall, Reiki is known for its gentle and safe nature, making it a widely accepted complementary practice in holistic wellness.

Reiki in Southend at The Body Matters in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Our Reiki therapist, Maria, is a Reiki Master. Maria came to Reiki after developing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue in 2002. Feeling discouraged by the medical community, and feeling no improvements in her health, she turned to complementary treatments to help ease her symptoms.

I booked a Reiki treatment because I was in a right muddle. I had a lot of ‘stuff’ going round and round in my head. I couldn’t see the wood for the trees. Didn’t know which way was up. Someone recommended that I book a Reiki treatment.

What a beautiful experience it was. I really didn’t know what to expect. You get to lie down for an hour, while the therapist ‘does her stuff’. It was truly an amazing experience.

I was on the couch, with my eyes shut, fully clothed with blankets over me. I felt completely safe in their hands: part of the treatment they put their hands on my shoulders and my feet but for the most part it was hands-free. I'm not sure if I floated away or fell asleep. The whole experience was truly magical.

I came away feeling like a new person, like they had lifted whatever was going on in my head off of me. I felt lighter like I didn’t have a care in the world. I would totally recommend this to anyone.

Testimonial - Mrs. R

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We continue to use remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction, if required, by shifting some appointments to video consultations.

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Call The Body Matters on 01702 714968 for more information about Reiki in Southend-on-Sea & Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

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We are open on weekdays and Saturdays, with early morning and evening appointments available on request. We offer remote consultations to provide our services without physical interaction.

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