Reiki was founded by a Japanese man called, Mikao Usui, and The Gokai Way / Mark Brereton belongs to several different reiki lineages and approaches to practicing.
Reiki works with the flow of energy between the reiki practitioner and the participant. Reiki releases energy flows and allows the bodys own natural healing ability to work better and effortlessly. Unlike acupuncture it does not use needles and provides a user friendly alternative in natural health and wellbeing.The energy is known as Ki in Japanese, pronounced key, and is known as Qi in Chinese, pronounced Chee. (The Gokai Way practice is Vegan and Vegetarian friendly, and so you can be safely assured that no animals were armed in the products or materials used by The Gokai Way).
Reiki may be used to focus on specific health issues or to provide an all over mind/body rejuvenation or a deeper understanding and exploration of ones self. Traditionally it was a self-practice and so the ultimate aim was to practice reiki for your own mind, body and spiritual health.
Ki energy should flow freely through your energy points and body in order for you to be physically, and mentally healthy. When energy paths are blocked, you may feel ill or weak or have pain. Reiki works to unblock these issues. These blockages are often known as Byosen, translated to mean – lump of toxins.
The reiki practitioner places his or her hands over or on your body at certain energy points. With a focus on touch, breath, relaxation and intention, reiki and the practitioner will share the energy to enhance your health and improve your general wellbeing.
The client / participant is fully clothed and will only need to wear loose comfortable clothing.
Reiki may be practiced laying down or seated, whichever is comfortable for the participant / client.
Sessions may usually last anywhere between 30 minutes and 90 minutes depending on the needs and circumstances.