What is Reiki?
The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word Rei meaning Universal Life and Ki meaning Energy or Power. It is a hands-on energy healing system, the origins of which are believed to have been shared for many thousands of years but re-discovered and developed in the early 20th century by Dr Mikao Usui. It is not a religion and requires no religious belief or spiritual understanding to work. It is for everyone.
Reiki is beneficial for emotional and spiritual wellbeing as well as for the whole physical body and individual symptoms. It is safe and relaxing for animals, babies, children, teenagers and adults of all ages providing only a positive effect on all forms of pain and negative conditions. Healthcare professionals, including many parts of the NHS, accept Reiki as a useful complementary therapy to support people undergoing treatment for an array of conditions from Cancer or HIV to others with learning difficulties, anxiety or depression.
During a Reiki treatment, the positive, powerful energy flows from the practitioner's hands to the client, releasing energy blockages and restoring balance. Experiences and sensations vary from person to person, however, a sense of relaxation and calm is usually felt by all. A treatment will restore a person's own energy force which in turn strengthens and supports the body’s natural healing response, often with extraordinary results.