Reiki in Cork
If you’re looking to receive Reiki, I am practising from The Natural Clinic, 23 Sullivan’s Quay, Cork (next door to the Quay Co-Op!)
If you would like to contact me, you can call on 083 474 7709
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of vibrational medicine originating in Japan. It brings balance and harmony to the energetic field surrounding the body, as well as the physical body itself. The word ‘Reiki’ can roughly be translated as ‘Universal Life Force Energy’. The practitioner has learnt how to become a channel for this energy, which they then transfer to client through their hands.
Benefits of Reiki:
- Relieves stress and anxiety, promoting deep relaxation.
- Increases energy levels.
- Sooths the nervous system.
- Quiets the mind, so that it can be receptive to creative solutions.
- Brings comfort to people who are going through a grieving process.
- Releases heavy emotions.
- Promotes de-toxification
- Increases self-awareness and self-compassion.
- Supports the resolution of internal conflicts, bringing a sense of wholeness.
- Supports the processing and integration of ‘undigested’ experiences.
- Helps you to feel more deeply connected to yourself.
- Re-kindles inspiration and hope.
- Speeds up recovery from illnesses/operations.
- Sooths the nervous system
For me, one of the simplest and best descriptions of what Reiki does is that is clears away the clutter caused by stress so we can see a positive way forward. A Reiki session is an opportunity for you to re-connect with yourself.
What to expect from a Reiki treatment
We will start with a consultation to clarify what you are looking for from the treatment e.g. which aspect of your overall health you are seeking support for. You can also ask any questions you may have. After this you get to just lie down on the massage table, switch off and receive this wonderful healing energy. I will cover you with a blanket and make sure you are comfortable so you can fully relax.
In some parts of the session I will be touching your physical body, and at other times I will be working at a small distance from the body, depending on what is required. Beginning at the crown of the head I will work my way down towards your feet, spending more time on the areas that need extra attention. Whether I am working at distance from your body, or physically touching you, I will always be respectful of your personal space.
As you receive the Reiki energy you may experience sensations such as heat, cold, tingling, a sense of energy moving through different parts of your body. You may experience an emotional shift or release, or suddenly receive insight regarding a solution to a problem that was troubling you. You may also feel nothing, and that is perfectly ok, the healing is still occurring on unconscious levels and you may just have to trust me on that! The more Reiki sessions you receive, the more you strongly will begin to sense it. The most consistent feelings that clients report are of deep relaxation, feeling lighter, calmer and clearer.
Many Reiki sessions take place in silence (with gentle music in the background) as the client just enjoys the deep relaxation that Reiki induces, and may even fall asleep. Other sessions will be more interactive as you may be moved to talk through particular issues that arise in order to help release the emotional charge around them.
My own intention as a Reiki practitioner is to be as present, sensitive, respectful and responsive as I can be, honouring what is needed in the moment. My approach is strongly informed by my Buddhist meditation practice, which strengthens my ability to stay compassionately present. If I feel that you would benefit from also receiving other forms of support, I will not hesitate to refer you to other trusted therapists.
How Does Reiki Work?
We are alive because life force (known as ki, chi, or prana in other traditions) is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy, sometimes called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The flow of life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings (‘Where the mind goes, energy flows’). It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative beliefs about ourselves and the world. These thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force.
(For example, let’s say Fred has low self-esteem. The negative beliefs he has about himself cause a disruption in his energy field. Eventually, this disruption causes his shoulders to slouch forward in an unconscious attempt to protect his heart. In the view of Reiki, the disruption in the energy field happens first, and manifests as dysfunction in the physical body at a later stage).
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
Testimonials for Reiki Sessions
‘Rosi is an amazing Reiki practitioner. I felt at ease from the second I walked in the door. I usually find it takes me a while to open up to therapists, but with Rosi I found it effortless because of her non-judgmental and compassionate presence. I could feel a lot shifting during the session and I felt comfortable allowing it to happen as Rosi is a very competent and discerning healer, which allowed me to trust her completely. I had experienced cysts and fibroids, which were affecting my menstrual cycle . It was ‘blocked’ and a session with Rosi, it had cleared. I am so grateful! The physical aspect, is only a fraction of what Rosi helped me with, she is a powerful catalyst for change!’
– Hilary Nagle, Speech and Language Therapist, 11/04/17
“THANK YOU, THANK YOU ,THANK YOU for helping me find myself at a time in my life when I felt lost. It’s amazing how I was surrounded by so much love and positive energy without knowing it. Since the first day I met you for a one to one Reiki treatment, my life has changed for the better. I now know it’s ok to be a sensitive, loving person who enjoys being there for others. What I didn’t know was how to protect myself while I’m doing it. I can be a sponge for other’s negativity, and you showed me a way of coping with this (still working on it).
Because of you, I’m a more contented, happy person. The inner confidence I have got from my one to one treatments, doing the Reiki 1 workshop and meeting up for our Reiki share groups is amazing. You opened up a new world to me and supported me to overcome huge challenges in my life. You taught me not to carry the baggage of my past and to put my energy into the highest good of others and myself. I look forward to continuing our Reiki journey together, along with some of the other amazing people you have introduced me to.”
– Margaret Walsh, primary school teacher. 21/12/2017
“After being physically and emotionally ill for a while, I found Rosi and decided to try one of her Reiki sessions for some emotional relief. I had the most amazing healing experiences I have ever had in my life. Since then, I have been a regular client, as well as having my 1st and 2nd attunements with Rosi. It has been life-changing, having this beautiful human being present in my life. Rosi is a wonderful practitioner, caring, respectful, patient, and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you for your dedication and support.”
Marcia Simao, 11/03/2020
Learn to Channel Reiki
If you would like to learn more about channelling Reiki, read more about our workshops.