What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of energy healing. It originated in Japan and was discovered by Mikao Usui in 1922. The word Reiki consists of two Japanese symbols or kanji, Rei and Ki. Rei represents Gods wisdom and is sometimes translated as universal, and Ki means life force energy. Reiki can be described as the channelling of spiritually guided life force energy in order to promote well-being and healing. Eastern medicine has worked for thousands of years with this energy, recognising its flow through all living things. Recent work in quantum physics is starting to allow us to more deeply understand the nature of this energy.

Reiki is a holistic treatment and works at whatever level the receiver most needs, this can be at a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level. Reiki assists the body to create an environment in which healing can take place. Reiki can be used alone and it is also a great tool to complement modern medicine and natural remedies, however it is not a replacement for traditional medication or treatments.

Reiki is not affiliated to any religion and is open to all, including your pets! Reiki sessions are usually given with the client lying down, fully clothed in comfortable clothing. A session can be hands-on where the practitioner will lightly lay their hands or hands off where the practitioner will hold their hands slightly above your body. Reiki can also be sent remotely as distant healing.