What is Reiki?
Reiki (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing. This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.
We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well-being.
There are many variations of Reiki, but in essence Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally and spiritually. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system.
Reiki is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery.
The practice is taught by Reiki masters / teachers who have trained in the tradition passed on in person from master to student.
Reiki is simple. The patient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take take 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the needs of the patient.
Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not predict any specific outcome from treatment.