What is Reiki

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese healing technique and I am trained in the Usui method. The word Reiki is made up of ‘Rei’ meaning universal and ‘ki’ meaning life force energy. The practitioner utilises universal energy through themselves to bring the client’s energy back into balance.

Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace and well being. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to receive or benefit from it.

When receiving Reiki the recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas, although extra attention can be given to particular points on the body which may need it due to injury for example.

Guided Visualisation is sometimes used in conjunction with Reiki and great for proactive healing when an injury needs to be healed or a blockage in the body needs shifting. The client is guided while receiving Reiki to visualise healing taking place either as a metaphor or anatomically. Gentle journeying through a landscape such as in the countryside or on the beach for example, can also be added.