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WIN: A 60Min Reiki Session

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Feel re-energized with a 60 minute Reiki session done in the luxury of your own home, worth up to R450. Available for all areas in and around Cape Town.

Reiki sessions involve the client lying fully clothed on the massage bed, with no oils applied. The touch is also very gentle, and as such it is ideal for people who do not like to be massaged or touched.

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Kee), is an ancient healing modality that can produce profound healing effects on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

Reiki is very similar to Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Reflexology, in that all of these modalities work with the same energy (Ki /Chi/Qi), and balance this energy by stimulating or unblocking the meridians that run through the body. All of these modalities work to remove blockages in the meridians and thereby restore the natural flow of energy. Acupuncture uses needles, Shiatsu uses finger pressure and Reflexology makes use of the thumbs to activate the ends of the meridians on the soles of the feet. You may have heard of the practices of Tai Chi or Qi Gong, and these work also to restore the flow of chi in the body.

Reiki, by contrast, is much more gentle and kind to the body than acupuncture, shiatsu or reflexology. During a Reiki treatment, the practitioner will perform a series of formalized hand positions that begin at the head and descend towards the feet. The hands exert a very gentle pressure on the body of the client. Healing energy that has a distinct warmish temperature gets channelled through the practitioner’s hands and into the body and energy field of the client. This energy then activates the body’s own innate healing mechanisms (much in the same way that new wounds form scabs), and blockages in the flow of energy in the meridians are then removed or balanced. Once these blockages have been removed, a state of equilibrium, balance and harmony is achieved within the body and energy field of the client. The body is encouraged to return to homeostasis. It is this state of harmony and balance that produces the feelings of well¬being and joy for life that is the true meaning of the word “Health”.

After a Reiki treatment, clients have reported that they have never felt so well, or that they felt as if they have gotten hours of sleep during the treatment, or that somehow all their negativity has been removed, or simply that they feel a tremendous sense of peace.

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What is Reiki good for?

Physical: if you are feeling run down in any way, or just generally lacking in energy, Reiki can help to restore your energy levels and rejuvenate your zest for life. Reiki can help with aches, pains, stomach complaints, headaches, migraines, sinusitis, colds and flu, sprains and muscle strains, toothache, eyestrain and convalescing from all types of illnesses.

It is especially helpful for people who are currently or have recently received chemotherapy, or those who are undergoing anti-retroviral treatment. Reiki is also going to be good for you if your body is too sore for a massage.

Emotional: For stress or trauma
Mental: Slows down your thoughts (commonly achieved during meditation). Helps you think more clearly and be more focused.
Spiritual: Reiki is not a religion or a belief system. However, the benefits of having a quiet mind, a relaxed body, and freely flowing energy in your meridians can bring you closer to your spiritualbeliefs, restoring faith and enhancing connectivity. Because Reiki heightens clarity of perception it is perfect for helping you to move forward with your path.

How it’s done:

Most usually, a client will be aided to lie down on a massage table, or a formal Reiki bed, although I have seen Reiki performed whilst the client sits in a chair. No clothing is removed. It is best for the client to remain quiet, as this facilitates the slowing down of brain waves, and allows for the body’s natural healing processes to activate. Sometimes, clients fall asleep, and this is very beneficial for the body as stored exhaustion can then be released. Afterwards, clients should feel relaxed, peaceful and energized. In really rare instances, clients may feel spacey or drowsy, but this soon goes away and is replaced with the positive aspects mentioned above.

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    natasha davids

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    I’ve had normal massages and a hot stone massage but not had the privilege to try reiki. Usually my body us more sore after having a body massage. The mental, spiritual, physical and emotional benefits seems all worth it

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