The Japanese word ‘Reiki’ literally translates as universal life force energy. This system of healing was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. It is a non-invasive complementary therapy that has been taught and used in the UK since the late 1900s, but Eastern medicine has for thousands of years worked with this energy, recognising its flow through all living things. Reiki supports orthodox medicine or can be used alone but is not a replacement for traditional medication or treatments. It is not based on any belief or faith.
I had always been drawn to Reiki treatments in the past, and felt such positive benefits from having treatments that I decided I wanted to learn how to do it and help other people. I started with my first and second attunement in 2008 and completed my Reiki master training in 2014. Reiki brings about a sense of stillness for me. It releases emotional blockages that I’m holding onto and works very subtly in my life. I use it on myself, on others and to clear rooms and spaces that have a heavy feel to them.
For me Reiki is a means to get rid of all the old stagnant emotions and negativity that your body has held onto for years, even lifetimes. It’s about releasing that energy and bring about a sense of healing, enabling you to move forward in different areas of your life.
I treat clients fully clothed, lying on my massage bed, it can also be done sitting up. There is no massage or manipulation involved.
I gently place my hands on or above your body, bringing universal energy through my hands.
You may feel warmth, tingling, pulsing, see various colours all of this is just energy that you can feel.
A session will last between 30-60 minutes.
It is an extremely relaxing treatment, but one that can bring emotions up to the surface that need releasing.
It’s a perfectly safe treatment to receive, adults, children, and animals can benefit from a Reiki treatment.
Reiki is being used in various settings including private practice, complementary therapy centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, post-operative recovery, drug rehabilitation, prisons, HIV/AIDS centres, and in the care of the elderly.
I particularly love combining a reflexology and Reiki treatment, I think the two therapies complement each other very well, and the feedback has been fantastic.