An hour of one-to-one Reiki Healing held at Persephone in Markyate. A member of staff will contact you to arrange a suitable appointment time. Please note that sessions are held outside of shop opening hours. Reiki means universal (Rei) energy (ki). It is the energy that flows through all living things and is very important to the well-being of life. It is an effective and simple way of tapping into this energy to benefit the receiver. It is a form of spiritual healing that has its roots in ancient Buddhist teachings. It's founder Dr Mikao Usui, spent many years seeking the knowledge of healing in ancient texts. He was given the Reiki symbols through a vision while meditating on a Japanese mountain. The reiki therapist channels the energy (ki) through his or her hands to the receiver. This helps to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal itself. Reiki helps to remove energy blocks and fill these areas with vibrant energy while at the same time rebuilding and balancing the energy systems of the body and subtle energy bodies. Reiki reduces stress and induces deep relaxation, helps with pain relief, promotes healing on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, promotes a restful sleep and supports the immune system. To make you feel at ease the practitioner will ask you to remove your shoes for comfort and glasses if you wear them. After you have done this you will be asked to lie down on a therapy couch and listen to some quiet gentle music before the session begins. Treatment generally lasts for up to 1 hour. A consultation is included in the first session. Reiki can be used to treat acute problems, such as accidental injuries as well as chronic problems, like asthma, eczema and headaches. It can also help to bring about deep relaxation, detoxify the system, provide new vitality and increase the vibrational frequency of the body. Reiki healing can also be sent using distant or absent healing. In this case the practitioner would ask permission from the client or third party when possible. Note: client confidentiality is observed at all times.