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Reiki in Japanese

Dr Usui

Dr Mikao Usui portrat

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural energy 'holistic healing' system that originated in Japan and was developed by Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist during the 1920's.

The word Reiki can be broken down into two parts 'Rei' which represents: sacred, soul, spirit, mystery, gift; And Ki: the life force energy that flows through every living thing: people, animals, plants.

Overtime, Reiki has come to be known as 'Universal Life Energy' and it is a process that all can benefit from and everyone can learn to do. It can bring comfort and help with a host of conditions and issues - the possibilities of which are endless. Ultimately, Reiki supports and accelerates your own body's natural ability to heal itself on physiological, psychological, emotional and spiritual levels.

It can also enhance other types of complementary therapy such a massage and Reflexology and conventional medical treatment.  Although it can be very effective, Reiki should not be regarded as a cure for conditions nor is it a religion or a belief system.



How does Reiki work?

Scientists have confirmed that everything in the universe is made up of energy - it exists, on a continuum from most dense and least conscience which we call 'physical matter' to least dense and most conscious which we call 'spiritual'.

Reiki is a 'spiritual energy' that vibrates at a very high frequency, working at an energetic level with the physical matter of the body and the electromagnetic field that surrounds it. The Reiki practitioner channels this universal healing energy which is abundant and all around us to flow into the recipient (or themselves) for their highest good by placing the hands gently on or just above different areas the body.

Typically, the physical responses experienced during a Reiki treatment are deep relaxation, tingling, heat and cooling sensations flowing through areas of the body. Recipients may also reach a meditative state and feel like they are floating, sinking or see images, colours, scenarios playing out. In some cases, clients experience the release of suppressed emotions and problems. This is the result of Reiki energy vibrating through the body balancing energy and stimulating the body's natural healing process. 


The wonderful thing about this method is that you don't need to believe in Reiki for it to work! Understandably, the esoteric nature of 'energy healing' means I have encountered my fair share of sceptics (especially the engineers I treat at Google) but once they tried Reiki for themselves, they accept that it exists because they have personally experienced the Reiki working for themselves and felt the benefits.  I use Reiki throughout all my massage and Reflexology treatments, as it enhances the treatments making them more effective. Promoting deep relaxation, releasing of knots/ tightness/trauma and balancing of energies.


If you would like to book a Reiki Treatment, please call me on

07970 757973 or email

For more info on training in Reiki click here.



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