Reiki is a method of natural healing developed by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century in Japan. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “universal life” and Ki which is “life force energy” (like ‘chi’ of China or ‘prana’ of India). We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When our Ki is low, then we are more likely to get sick, feel stressed and weak, and if it is high, we feel confident and ready to enjoy life and take on it’s challenges.
In essence, Reiki is a gentle but very powerful healing process which is believed to restore balance and reinforce the body’s natural ability to heal itself at mental, physical, spiritual and emotional levels.
Reiki’s main strengths are:
- creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
- raises morale on mental and emotional level
- gives inner peace, a sense of calmness and re-connection with yourself
- creates a sense of clarity and helps us to make better choices
- reduces levels of anxiety and depression
- decreases negative thoughts and feelings such as anger, hatred, grief, jealousy
- helps relieve pain and can help with chronic problems (asthma, migraines, etc.)
- boosts the immune system and maximises health potential on the physical level
- strengthens self-esteem and self-awareness
- brings comfort and peace if you are going through a tough period of your life e.g. bereavement, relationship problems or any kind of illness
- helps to heal emotional blocks from the past
- improves sleep pattern and helps with changing harmful habits or addictions
- boosts your creativity
- gives empowerment to address whatever challenges you’re facing
- is blissful during pregnancy and after the birth, for mum and the baby
- can bring peace to people who suffer from terminal illness
- Reiki is completely safe and natural healing process
Reiki treatment is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. It brings us more in tune and peace with ourselves, with who we really are, and what is our true path in life.
You don’t need to be ill to benefit from Reiki healing. You can be a happy person who wants to experience something wonderful, bring a little more peace and clarity to their life or just treat yourself as an act of self care. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system. Reiki practice is safe with no contra-indications and, as a natural form of healing can enhance and support other conventional or complementary treatments. Reiki could be used safely if you are on medication and it may speed up recovery time and reduce some uncomfortable symptoms, such as after surgery. It should not, however, be regarded as a cure for condition. It is good medical practice to review medication levels and consult your doctor on regular basis.
Just for today – do not anger,
Just for today – do not worry,
Just for today – be humble,
Just for today – be honest (with yourself and others),
Just for today – be compassionate (towards yourself and others).
Mikao Usui, Reiki Principles
WHAT HAPPENS DURING REIKI TREATMENT?
After a short consultation (and a description of what to expect, if this is your first treatment) you will lie down on the treatment table or sit in the chair, whilst remaining fully clothed. I will then place my hands very gently on your body or just above the body, if you prefer. Reiki works perfectly well either way. I will typically stay in the same place for a couple of minutes, or longer if I sense that more Reiki is needed in that area- then move on to the next hand position. All you need to do is relax.
If you have come in with specific aches and pains, I will give my attention to those first so you can relax and enjoy the rest of your treatment sooner. If the pain is mainly in your back you can lie down on the treatment table on your front. If you are heavily pregnant, we have a large comfortable doughnut-shaped beanbag so you can lie either on your front or on your back depending on what is most comfortable at the time.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPERIENCE IN A TYPICAL REIKI SESSION?
The experience of Reiki is highly individual, subjective and changeable. Everyone is different and every treatment is different. It might be something quite significant, like realising you are free from pain for the first time in years or feeling like a huge emotional weight has finally been lifted off your shoulders. Or it might be something quite gentle like improving your breathing or feeling relaxed.
Here are just a few common sensation you might experience:
- deep relaxation and/or sleep like meditative state
- and and significant reduce of stress
- mental clarity
- a sense of comfort
- heat or refreshing coolness where the practitioner’s hands are gently touching
- subtle or/and cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body
- gentle tingling in different parts of the body
- seeing various colours
- having memories/images from the past or significant thoughts
Although Reiki session could be a fascinating experience it is important to pay attention to how you feel after the Reiki treatment for the next hours and days. Every treatment is different so you could also experience a session without feeling many sensations but, Reiki always works and goes to the place where is the most needed.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION?
Although people typically leave a Reiki session feeling refreshed and uplifted, sometimes they notice feeling more tired than usual or that some of the emotional symptoms has worsen. This is not viewed as an adverse reaction, but rather as the body’s natural healing response to many complementary therapies. You can always contact me if you have any concerns but one thing to have in mind is that diagnosis is not part of Reiki. I can always explore some options with you or give you a non directive advise but you should always remember to consult your doctor for any diagnosis. It’s always advised to drink plenty of water, have a rest and avoid caffeine or alcohol straight after having a session.
DISTANCE HEALING TREATMENTS
It is also possible to receive Reiki at distance. It does work and it is as effective as the hands-on one! Typical distance treatment last for about 30min and it’s a great option for people who:
- can’t come to Oxford because they live too far away or are currently traveling
- have mobility issues
- need an emergency treatment – we can arrange this within a few hours of your contact
- you are going through a difficult moment, stressful appointment, surgery etc.
- had to cancel their appointment with a short notice but still would like to receive healing
We can arrange an appointment for a specific time and then, just before we start, we exchange emails/talk over the phone or Skype to make sure we are both ready. If we haven’t met before it could be helpful to see a photograph of you but this is not compulsory if you don’t want to. All you need to do is to have an open mind, lay or sit down in a peaceful environment, empty your mind and relax. We can also have a chat/email exchange after the session if you wish. Reiki often carries on working -for a few minutes to an hour – after the treatment has ended so you could contact me when you are ready.
I have always believed that natural therapies should be affordable and open to anyone. Reiki is really wonderful and I would love as many people possible to experience its benefits for themselves. I also want to help in which ever way possible in every individual case, therefore, different concessions for all kinds of reasons could be available. I practice from a beautiful Reiki Space in Oxford (Botley) but if for any reason you can’t make it there, I am happy to come to your house. All treatments sessions include consultation on the day, before Reiki and, if you have any questions, after the treatment.
FROM NOW ON EVERY PENNY (after room hire fee deduction) GOES TO SUPPORT MY FUNDRAISING FOR VSO (VOLUNTARY SERVICE OVERSEAS) THAT IS SUPPORTING ME BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER OF MY 4-MONTHS VOLUNTEERING PLACEMENT IN BANGLADESH!
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£35-£45 – for a standard 1 hour session
£50-£60 for 1.5 hour session
£15 – Distance Healing (30min)
Reiki treatment could also be an amazing and original present for your loved ones. Please let me know if you would like to get a gift voucher.
I am a fully qualified and certified Reiki Master Practitioner with over 4 years of experience in Reiki healing. I have obtained all three levels at a renown Oxford Reiki training centre and have a Reiki linage that connects me to the founder, Mikao Usui.
I am a professional member of UK Reiki Federation and I am committed to work with their ethical principles of Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice. I am fully insured to practice, and as I uphold the highest work ethics and I am obligated to respect your confidentiality.
I believe that we all have the ability to live our lives truly and make ourselves happy, sometimes we just need a little help, a little boost which you may experience during/after Reiki session. When our minds and bodies are truly calm and relaxed we feel more connected to our true selves, we can hear our own intuitive voice, we make better choices and we experience life more, and as it is.
AIRMID REIKI HEALING came after the name of Airmid, a Celtic Goddess of healing and regeneration.
I have also been working as a freelance photographer at AsiaBochenek.com for over 6 years. I am interested in expanding my practical knowledge in other complementary therapies, such as shamanic practice, mindfulness and EFT. I also love painting, traveling, practicing yoga and martial arts. One of my other interests is mental health awareness and, as my daily job, I am also part of a collective of women committed to supporting female survivors of sexual abuse who work together towards ending violence against women and girls. My general approach is non-directive, I will not diagnose and won’t tell you what to do. I would prefer to empower you instead to make positive changes and believe in yourself.
I would be happy to open my practice to various charities in Oxfordshire, if you think that service users of your organisation would benefit from Reiki healing treatments I would be more than happy to get involved either on volunteer or paid basis.
Please do get in touch if you have any questions about Reiki, about me and my practice, or if you would like to have a chat about the treatment. I would be also happy to signpost you to some of my wonderful colleagues who offer different therapies, if you feel you would like a different experience.
Please contact me via email, text or phone to arrange a good time for your session. I am currently practicing at The Health Hub @ West Oxford Community Centre on Botley Road. I am available in the evenings during the week and daytime over the weekends. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to find out more about Reiki, treatments or my practice.
Asia Bochenek @ Airmid Reiki Healing
Telephone & text: 0759 652 9484
My practice address is: The Health Hub @ West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Rd, Oxford OX2 0BT
There is a free parking at the Community Centre.