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ok. Had my first experience of Reiki today. For the uninitiated, this is the laying on of hands (although she held hands over me most of the time) in order to re-energise your aura (natural energy field). I went in looking to find a way to relax/ de-stress. Wasn't sure if/ what I believed but as a friend pointed out that simply the music, the calm, the candles, the music couldn't hurt, could it?? Couldn't argue with that. Other therapies didn't appeal given current condition - didn't want massage, wasn't up to yoga, can't meditate alone so Reiki won.

Have to say it was not what I was expecting. Had a 30 min conversation before even starting where we discussed problems and she explained what would happen. Then wrapped warmly on a bed - no removal of any clothes - and we began. Almost instantly I began to experience different sensations round the body (not MS ones) sometimes warmth, sometimes cold, occasional twinges - not painful. Burning feeling inside, again tho I was very conscious of it, it was not painful in anyway. Then it was as if someone had hooked me up to a socket and a mild current ran thru me. She barely touched me but at one stage she put her hands under my head and told me to just rest on them. No massage, no movement. I had expected to find this uncomfortable but found it strangely comforting. It lasted 30 minutes but felt about 15 (no she hadn't switched the clock!) and tho I definitely didn't fall asleep, I felt when I sat up as if I had just woken up. We then chatted for another 30 mins about the experiience and I drank water. She warned me that experience was different every time; that I might be emotional or very tired later; that it was a good idea to have a quiet peaceful time afterwards (so don't do it before kids sleepover!). Since then I've been feeling I suppose pensive, thoughtful, slightly sad. A little tired too and without doubt not the nervy/ hyper character I've been these last few weeks. Having said that, coming down off steroids, so it could be just natural reaction to that. No idea what to think, folks, just wanted to let you know about it. It's hard to articulate but I feel it's been beneficial and I will definitely be returning next week. x Lottie

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Michelle

Lottie, thanks for sharing hon. I'm a Christian, so I'm into the laying on of hands. Although I believe Reiki,conects to other energy sources.

 

I think you would have to have a couple of sessions before you can fully decide whether this therapy is for you or not. I'm coming to the end of my 14 week acupuncture sessions,and have decided that if I have a significant relapse in the future, I will be calling my acupuncturist for some sessions. I found it beneficial when it came to regaining the use of my right hand.

 

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Hi Lottie

 

Is it the being pampered, music and feel good factor that helps? Are there really such things as energy fields barring the twenty foot pillons bringing in my electric? :hearts:

 

Best wishes

 

Peter

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I was just as sceptical but definitely experienced things never had before (and it can't have been something she slipped in the water, didin't drink till we'd finished!)

 

Anyway, don't care why anything works, just that it does!!!!!!!!

 

Will this prove beneficial, no idea, but I think it's worth another couple of visits, nothing to lose

 

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Lottie


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Hi Lottie,

Glad you enjoyed it and felt that it worked for you - I think that's the most important thing about anything we try.

 

I had a session a while ago and enjoyed it but came away thinking I'd get as much from a massage or other treatment. It was only one session as I was at Center Parcs on hols so not local to me otherwise I would have booked more to try it out properly. I did experience a feeling of a current within my legs during the session...interestingly that is now one of my regular symptoms :hearts:


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Hi Lottie,

I have studied Reiki and use it sometimes. Yes this is a normal reation the energy has been moving around to where it can get too. Hope this helps. Lindsx


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Dianni

Hi Lottie

 

I'm a Reiki practioner (though I haven't done any for a while). I have also had Reiki treatments. I have absolutely no idea how it works. I know that when I 'give' Reiki I feel like a completely different person and when I 'have' Reiki I get totally spaced out!

 

Hope you do get the benefit from it hunni.

 

Hugs

Di

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thanks, Di. Next session monday morning and I'm looking forward to it; I thin k it helps enormously that she's a very pleasant, warm person. Even if some of her calm rubs off onme, it will be well worth it!!!!

 

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will keep ya posted!!! Lottie, x


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Hi folks

had to postpone second session; finally had it yesterday. Interesting. Not sure what I really think. We did some meditation first, tho, and I definitely felt more relaxed/ chilled as a result of that.

 

apparently, you can now do reiki online and there is a specialist MS practioner to give you feedback etc. When I find out more, I'll post.

 

May be a load of horse manure but, as a nice neuro once said to me; who cares what/ why something works - as long as it does!

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Wow Lottie A neuro who lives in the real world! Who'd have thought it :lol4:

 

I've 'given' reiki to loads of animals in my time and I have to say the results are pretty amazing. As I said before, I've no idea how it works but what the hell, as long as it does no harm then I'm all for it!

 

Hope the effects last oh and get your reiki practioner to show you how to do reiki on yourself. It's dead easy and I think it really helps.

 

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Di

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Skylark

I'm a Reiki master (teacher) practitioner and after having had three sessions in 1999 for stress, learned the first level to treat myself. It has come in very handy (haha!)

 

Now I have FND (I suspect MS) it helps me to stay relaxed and to take the edge off my symptoms. I do wonder what state I'd be in without it, as although I have a fair list of symptoms, I don't have much pain aside from brief neuropathic pain, mild fatigue and less extreme presentations of others.

 

A course of three hour-long treatments is usually enough to see if Reiki is of any real help to you. It needs a chance to work! I recommend finding local practitioners through the UK Reiki Federation as they all have to have insurance and proof of continuing professional development.

 

Complementary therapies are just that - complementary to standard allopathic treatment. It is adviseable to inform your medical team if having Reiki treatment as it may affect the need for medications. It is, I must stress, totally safe to receive whilst on medications but amounts may need to be adjusted (usually reduced).

 

It is worth trying at least one session. Everything is made of energy and Reiki is like an energetic tuning fork that encourages your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels to return to homeostasis. It supplies energy where there is lack and reduces energy where there is excess. Safe, gentle yet powerful. Enjoy it!

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