What is Reiki?

Reiki is a system of hands-on healing which can help:

Universal Energy

The Japanese word Reiki means ‘universal energy’, the vital energy or electricity of life (Ki or Chi), according to Oriental traditions. Reiki provides a way of channelling Ki into the recipient to boost his or her own energy levels.

During a treatment, the practitioner’s hands are placed in a series of positions over the recipient’s body.

Reiki can help us become more body aware; to notice the early warning signs of an ailment or illness, and to understand the links between our physical body and our emotional and psychological well-being.

Looking at your life in broader terms can increase your understanding of how mental stresses and strains impact on your physical well-being. Perhaps you can see a pattern in the types of ailments you develop during times of stress. Understanding these can help you get well and stay well.

Reiki is believed to have originated in Tibet. It was rediscovered in Japan in the early 1900s by Dr Mikao Usui, and was introduced to the Western world in the 1940s.

Treating the whole of you

Complementary therapies like Shiatsu and Reiki see a direct link between our physical health and our emotional and psychological well-being.Shiatsu and Reiki’s Whole-istic (holistic) approach can help you make some simple changes to get well and stay well.

Seeking treatment for one particular ailment can see other problems improve as well, because I look at your whole life rather than treating each ailment as a separate, unrelated problem.

Prevention is better than cure

Many healthy people receive regular top-up treatments every 4-5 weeks to reduce their chances of getting ill in the first place.