Reiki, meaning ‘universal life energy’, was founded in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui in the late 19th century. It works on the principle that energy, also known as ‘ki’ or ‘chi’, flows through the body via energy centres called ‘chakras’. A balanced flow of energy is said to provide a sense of well-being and spiritual renewal.
Those who practise reiki are said to draw upon universal healing energy, which is then transferred to the client through visualisation and by gently placing their hands on or just above the body.
Reiki is a non-invasive therapy. The Therapist will use energy flow from their hands to rebalance each of your energy centres. You will remain fully clothed, lying on a massage couch or sitting in a chair. The Therapist will either place their hands on or above your body, using their intuition to guide energy flow. Your whole body may be treated or just specific parts, depending on where imbalances are thought to lie.
Benefits of reiki :
Reiki is often described as a very relaxing and peaceful treatment, which helps to restore a sense of balance and well-being within the mind and body.
Reiki should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.
Treatments can be either 30 mins or 60 mins.
No, Reiki is carried out with the client fully clothed.
You may feel a tingling sensation, warmth and generally a deep sense of relaxation as if you have had a very deep sleep.