What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?Here’s what Janna said about her Reiki experience –
“I am a huge advocate of Reiki, having experienced it on and off for years. I was impressed by Ken’s kind caring and gentle manner and his complete honesty.  I’m on my second block of eight weekly sessions at the moment and I really enjoy them.  It’s a good feeling to shut yourself off from everything and everyone for a hour and allow the Reiki to do its thing.”
(See the Testimonials page.)

I practice the same Reiki that is practised in many hospitals here in the UK, in the US, and throughout much of the world.  (Click here for the Reiki in Hospitals page.)  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.

Most people achieve a very deep state of relaxation during a treatment, allowing the body to perform its own natural self-healing, thus allowing physical, mental or emotional stress to leave the body, re-establishing equilibrium and a feeling of well-being.  Basically, Reiki balances, and works on four levels — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual — and as it flows through the person it adjusts to the recipient so that each person receives exactly what they need at that time.

You don’t even have to be ill to have Reiki.


Like other Reiki attuned people I do Reiki self treatment every day, just like I would follow a balanced diet or have moderate daily exercise (both of which I also do).

However, stress is an element of modern life that affects all of us, especially in these days of the coronavirus.

  • 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.

See, also, an amazing survey that was conducted in 2020 by the Reiki Centre. 
Entitled the 2020 Global Reiki Survey, they say, in their own words, “We believe this to be the largest consumer Reiki survey to date with 1288 respondents covering 68 Countries. Our aim is to quantify the benefits of Reiki as reported by its users and look at any key success factors in utilising Reiki for more significant results.”
To view this wonderful survey click here.

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 research 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?
The more usual method of receiving Reiki is via contact Reiki, where you, the client, come to my practice and receive the Reiki energy on my treatment table, directly from me, the practitioner. The alternative way of receiving the Reiki energy is by distant Reiki, where the Reiki practitioner sends the Reiki energy to you, the client, who receives it wherever you choose to receive it.
For more information on contact Reiki, click here, while for information on distant Reiki, click here.

Happy Reiki people

How does it work? (Bear in mind that this is how Reiki is practised not just by individual practitioners like me but also by 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 sets 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 (or sit), and enjoy the relaxing experience; it’s your subconscious mind that’s doing the work.

It works like that both for contact Reiki and for distant Reiki.

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 – ‘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 other 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.

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 Reiki 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.

Reiki can even help pets and other animals.

Reiki is for you!

So, do you feel the need for help with a problem with your health?
Contact me right now!

Email me at mail@reikiken.com today!
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Reiki and I will help you!

How much do I charge?
Click here for the My Prices, Your Savings page.

How do you book a session with me?
Click here for the Book a Reiki Session page.