What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient method of healing which is thought to have originated in Japan.

Reiki is said to channel Ki, also described as “universal energy within” in which, it is suggested, there is healing potential. Those who practise Reiki are said to draw upon universal healing energy, which is then transferred to the client through visualisation and by gently placing their hands on or just above the body.

Reiki is often described as a very relaxing and peaceful treatment, which helps to restore a sense of balance and well-being within the mind and body.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki treatments are deeply relaxing and help support clients who are experiencing stress. It is holistic, so it relieves tension in both the body and the mind of the receiver. It is now not unusual to see Reiki being offered through western medical facilities to support patients receiving conventional medicine for chronic illnesses.

What happens during a session?

At your first Reiki session you will be asked some questions about your general health, wellbeing and for information about your past and present medical history. This information is necessary so that any contra-indications or conditions can be identified, that may require some adaptation to the treatment. I will also ask you to sign a consent form to consent to receiving a treatment.

Reiki treatments can be carried out on a massage couch, in a chair or on a Japanese futon mat on the floor. The whole body may be treated or just specific parts, depending on where imbalances are thought to lie.

You may become deeply relaxed or even fall asleep during the treatment.