Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

Hands holding lavender - Reiki healing

The Power of Reiki

If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. Reiki is therefore a spiritually guided life force energy. Some people can find this a little daunting until they experience a treatment – I did at first! Experiencing a treatment feels like a renewed energy that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and symptom and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

A reiki session will involve you lying down or relaxing in a comfortable reclined position and I will be seated behind your head, my hands will be placed above your shoulders/head and I will remain there for the treatment. I will explain the process to you before we begin and gain your consent to give reiki healing. You will lie there for approximately 45 minutes; it is not uncommon for some clients to fall asleep – this will not affect the treatment in anyway. You may notice some sensations such as heat, energy in the body or tingling. Some clients don’t experience any physical sensations – this does not mean it is not working, everyone’s experience is unique and can differ with each treatment. Afterwards I will gently rouse you and we may then discuss anything we experienced during the treatment – sometimes I can pick up on certain emotional/physical difficulties or ailments – with your permission I will make you aware of these, however I do not diagnose or give you medical information – this should be sought from your GP or other healthcare provider.

Reiki healing

The Original Reiki Ideals

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Use Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind.

The founder,
Usui Mikao

Reiki ideals


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