Reiki

The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. It works on every level, not just the physical.


The Japanese word Reiki means ‘Universal Energy’. Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well-being. Known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China and ‘prana’ in India. Acupuncture, T’ai chi and Yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.


Reiki is a non-invasive therapy whose purpose is to treat holistically and to restore homeostasis. Its gentle energy is suitable for people of all ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly.


What are the Benefits?

Illness can be a time of great stress. Reiki can help us cope by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to both mind and emotions.

Benefits reported by clients include deep relaxation, promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well being on all levels. Engendering greater inner harmony and balance, regular Reiki treatments promote a calmer response to life’s challenges.


Reiki can enhance everyday living, and regular sessions may help to promote development of a healthier, more resourceful state of being.


Being complementary, Reiki can work effectively alongside orthodox healthcare and natural remedies, expanding treatment options.


It is being used in various settings including private practice, complementary therapy centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, post-operative recovery, drug rehabilitation, prisons, HIV/AIDS centres, and in the care of the elderly.

What can I expect to happen during an appointment?

A Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied.


A session is usually carried out with the recipient lying down or sitting, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. There is no need to remove any clothing.



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The practitioner places their hands gently on or over the body. The recipient automatically draws in only as much Reiki as is needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time.


Reiki may be experienced as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all. It is deeply relaxing and has a profoundly calming effect. It is a good idea to rest for a while afterwards and drink plenty of water over the next few days. Be responsive to the needs of your body, eg resting if tired, and allow the energy to continue its work after the session ends. The beneficial effects may be felt for several days.  


Even one single Reiki session can make a difference, although some people find they prefer to book regular appointment. Each client will feel what is right for them.


Please Note: Reiki does not take the place of conventional medicine. Always consult a GP for advice regarding medical problems.