Reiki s a Japanese form of energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to improve the balance and flow of your energy to support healing.
I’m a massive fan and believer of a good massage that physically and mentally transcends you to absolute peace and serenity. So I have to be honest, I had my doubts with this approach claiming to promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety through gentle touch. I’ve always wanted to try it and hesitantly went with a open mind.
Firstly, I wanted to smash a good session at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC’s well equipped gym before my Reiki treatment. Then I went upstairs to the marbled spatial spa that had a perfectly lit relaxation area and generous amounts of showers that when seated on the bench inside it had jets targeting sore muscles. Along with a sauna room, the steam room is spaciously marbled. After my indulgence of all the facilities I was ready for my reiki session.
Since it was my first appointment, I met with Master Reiki practitioner, Zakia Kazi, a reiki master is someone who has been attuned to the highest level of reiki. She gave a short introduction about the process and your expectations or intentions. Your suppose to let your practitioner know about any symptoms you want addressed or if there are places in the body on which you’d like them to focus.
I was led to a beautiful, dimly lit and wonderfully scented room. As I tread on the soft plush rug towards the treatment table and laid down I was covered with the softest blanket and a heavy eye mask (like a bean bag). There was soft, relaxing music playing in the background.
The practice is based on the idea that we all have an unseen “life force energy” flowing through our bodies
She touched me lightly in certain areas of my face and body (chakras) and the sensation was of immense warmth radiating out of her hands. I felt deeply relaxed during the session, at some points I was likely daydreaming and even had fallen into a light sleep or is it a deep meditative state? This was 45 mins of bliss. My experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation, a sense of calm and mental clarity indeed.
After the session, we had such a lovely talk about reiki and the potential to bring about many positive benefits to your overall well-being. How it gives your body a break from the stresses of daily life, helping your body return to a state of relaxation. Once in this state, your body is able to heal any damage brought on by stress, injury, or disease. And she advises that experiences may become deeper the more I continue with reiki. It is reccomended about 4-5 treatments are necessary. Each session costs 540 AED.
Would I like to go back to her healing hands again? Absolutely, I’m a true believer now. Call to find out more +971 04 372 2222