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Reiki is practiced by both of our senior practitioners, Mary Nougher and Leigh Reid.


So, what is Reiki?

Reiki, pronounced ‘ray-key’, is often described as “life force energy” or “spiritual energy”. It is a natural, gentle yet powerful form of hands-on healing therapy that helps to realign and bring the body into a natural state of balance physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Reiki helps to increase energy levels, promote relaxation and wellbeing and enhance the body’s natural healing ability. It aims to rebalance the body’s energy flow. A simple way to explain this is by comparing the body’s energy to a river. Our energy should flow easily down through the body. In the river analogy, a pebble, or even a rock, will fall into the river and make the flow of the water a little more difficult. These pebbles are akin to human worries, fears and anger. Each pebble builds on top of the other and soon there is only a trickle of water running in the once free flowing river. A Reiki treatment helps the body rebalance and allows the flow of energy once again.


Reiki is not a religion, there is nothing you have to believe in to use or receive Reiki. It can do no harm and the energy flows to the areas in your body that require it. Reiki is a complementary therapy which works in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques to lower stress, reduce pain and promote wellness.


How is Reiki provided?

A Reiki treatment is usually applied either on a massage/reiki table or sitting in a chair and the practitioner places their hands lightly on, or just above your body in a sequence of positions, generally corresponding to the chakra system through the body. During a session, you may feel warmth or cold, a tingling sensation, you may see colours or images, or experience a rumbling tummy, feel sleepy or you may feel absolutely nothing, but know that the energy is still working where it is needed.


What to expect after a Reiki treatment:

No two sessions are ever the same, as the healing energy will work with the individual in exactly the way they need in that moment. Reiki is intelligent in nature and will always support the client to let go of whatever no longer serves them.

It is normal to experience one, all (or none!) of the below:

· Recognition of a change in energetic state. You may feel calmer, more relaxed, free, light, at ease, relief, expansive, more present, more embodied, grounded within body and life.

· Senses can be heightened, you may feel, see, hear and taste things with more vibrancy & intensity.

· Your energy levels may fluctuate in an extreme way, exhaustion or feeling “high”. You may feel called to rest more or spend more time outside in nature.

· You may feel more emotional as you clear out old repressed emotion. Sadness, grief, anger can surface and/or burst of bliss & joy. You may be extra teary or be giggly & laugh a lot.

· You may experience physical releasing symptoms such as a need to go to the toilet more frequently with increased urine or bowel movements. You might feel or experience some pain, headache or cold-like symptoms. These physical detox symptoms usually pass quickly. 


A Reiki session is usually 60 minutes duration. 

To book an appointment for Reiki with Leigh, please book online by clicking the button for Leigh below or call us directly at Northside Massage Clinic. 

To book for an appointment for Reiki with Mary, please book online by clicking the button below for Mary or alternatively call Mary on 0418 575 840. 

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