What is Reiki?

Typical reiki session A typical Reiki session with me

This is Reiki as it is practised in hospitals here in the UK, in the US, and throughout much of the world. Reiki is the transfer of energy through the practitioner to you: your body recognises the energy and sets it to work both to relax you and to accelerate your body's natural ability to heal itself.

You don't have to be ill to have Reiki. Stress is an element of modern life, however, that affects all of us. Are you irritable? Off your food (or eating too much)? Work getting on your nerves? Sleep not so good? Life lost its sparkle? That's stress. And Reiki is the perfect antidote to stress. Reiki works.

See the testimonials page for examples of how it has helped some of my clients.

Science has been examining and testing Reiki for years, and if you'd like to see the evidence of some of these clinical trials, click here to go to my Reiki under the Microscope page.

How did Reiki help me? Click here to see the video on the Home Page, and then think what it could do for you!

How do you receive Reiki? Click here to see the video on the Book a Session Page.

Happy Reiki people

How does it work? (Bear in mind that this is how it is practised in hospitals around the world.) I act as a channel for the Reiki energy, and it comes out from my hands the moment they make contact with your head. Your subconscious mind immediately recognises it as a healing energy, and will set it to work on both relaxing you and also accelerating your body's own natural healing process.

You don't have to do anything other than to lie there, and enjoy the relaxing experience; itís your subconscious mind that's doing the work.

How long has Reiki been around? It's an ancient form of energy healing that was rediscovered at the end of the 19th century by a Japanese man, Dr Mikao Usui. He did extensive research into Reiki and its nature, what it is, how it works, and what it does.

If it were not for Dr Usui, Reiki would probably have been lost to us all. The word 'Reiki' is actually two words Ė 'Rei' and 'ki' (pronounced 'Ray kee'), meaning 'universal life force energy'. It's an energy that is around all of us. We can't touch it, we can't smell it, but it's all around us.

Therapists like me have been attuned to this energy by Reiki masters. So, when you receive this energy from a Reiki therapist, the therapist is actually a channel for the Reiki, directing this energy to you.

I must emphasise that Reiki is an integrative therapy, meaning that it is part of a holistic approach to healthcare, and not an alternative therapy. In other words, it works with other therapies and with conventional medicine, not in place of them. Also, no Reiki therapist should ever say it will cure this or that. Instead it will boost your body's natural healing process, with whatever the end result. All our bodies are different.

In doing so, it can help you to relax, which, these days, is almost a forgotten art!

It can help people of all ages.

Logo of the UK Reiki Federation Logo of the UK Reiki Federation

Reiki can even help pets and other animals.

For further information about Reiki, see the UK Reiki Federation.

Reiki is for you! If you feel the need for help with a problem with your health then contact me right now. Reiki and I will help you!

How do you book a session with me? Click here for further details.