Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing. It emerged in Japan in the late 1800’s and is said to involve the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to their patient.
Regular Reiki treatments promote a calmer response to life’s challenges. Reiki encourages and supports positive personal choices, such as improving diet, taking more exercise, devoting time for rest or leisure activities, and may reduce the need for alcohol and tobacco.
Benefits reported by clients include deep relaxation, promoting a calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing on all levels.
It can help us cope by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to both mind and emotions especially in times of illness and stress.
Reiki’s gentle energy is easily adapted to most medical conditions and may be used safely by people of all ages.
Western medical acupuncture involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles resulting in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It is likely that these natural substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced.
A course of acupuncture as opposed to a single treatment usually creates longer lasting pain relief.
Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or "life force", flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi and that when Qi does not flow freely through the body can cause illness.
Traditional practitioners also believe acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.
This can be used as an effective adjunct to your Physio treatment when booking Physiotherapy direct to you.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands).
The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to the foot is believed to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body.
Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Reflexology is sometimes combined with other hands-on therapies.
Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep.