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What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ‘Ray-Key’) is a simple Japanese energy-balancing method that is used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. It is most well known as a sort of hands-on treatment technique, and many people have regular Reiki treatments.

Where is Reiki from?

Reiki was developed by a man called Mikao Usui in the early 1900s in Japan. People use Reiki for self-healing, for spiritual or self-development, and to treat others. Reiki practitioners carry out meditations, treat themselves and follow a set of simple spiritual principles called the Reiki ‘precepts’. Reiki is not a religion.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Anyone can benefit from a course of Reiki treatments, no matter what their age or state of health, and beneficial changes can take place over a relatively short space of time. Reiki can produce:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Boosted energy levels
  • A feeling of inner calm, contentment and serenity
  • A speeding up of the natural healing process
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved mood

Reiki can also help you to:

  • Feel more positive, confident and better able to cope
  • Deal better with stressful people and difficult situations
  • Develop a strong sense of purpose and clear-thinking
  • Remove some of the ‘clutter’ from your life
  • Enjoy a better quality of life

A typical Reiki session

Receiving Reiki is a simple process.  After a brief discussion with the client about their needs and expectations, the client lies on a treatment table and I gently lay or hover my hands on the body in a series of hand positions on the head, torso and legs. Each hand position is held for a few minutes. During the treatment, universal energy (called ‘chi’) is drawn through myself into the client, helping to produce a state of balance. The client remains fully clothed throughout the session.

Some of the sensations the client may experience during a Reiki treatment are a feeling of deep relaxation, heat from my hands, tingling, a feeling of floating or sinking, the seeing of colours, or perhaps nothing at all. It varies a lot from one person to another. However, no matter what the client feels, Reiki will be giving them what they need.

A typical session last approximately 40 minutes and costs £25.00

How many treatments will I need?

While a one-off Reiki treatment will do something beneficial for you, bringing a sense of calm and peacefulness, and maybe producing some short-term physical benefits too, the best results come through having regular treatments. The effects of Reiki build up cumulatively, and having regular treatments helps to produce long-term beneficial changes for you on many levels.

Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment. If you have any symptoms of illness you should see a doctor.

A Reiki practitioner will not diagnose or recommend any form of treatment.

Reiki is safe and will complement any form of complementary or medical treatment.