Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word made up of two syllables: Rei & Ki. Rei - Spritual wisdom, mysterious power, essence. Ki - Vital life force, light. Reiki means 'Universal life energy'.


Reiki is a method of drawing concentrated life force energy and radiating it through the laying of the hands to aide emotional and physical healing. The Reiki healer is a channel through which this energy flows, and while the healer directs the flow of Reiki to a person's body, the healer is charged with it at the same time.


Reiki reaches all levels of existence and strives to bring these differing levels into balance. It seems to have a way of knowing what is needed for a person, as it is naturally drawn by the recipient in a treatment.


One of the most wonderful benefits of Reiki is that it is one of the only few integrated therapies where you can work on your own body.


Once a person is open to Reiki, the energy will flow through their hands for the rest of their life. The ability to channel Reiki is an ever-present ability, even if the energy is dormant for a length of time. Reiki is there whenever one wishes to use it.




Reiki balances energies and removes blockages in the natural flow of the Ki. The Reiki practitioner who has been attuned to channel the Universal life energy lays their hands on or near the 7 major energy Chakras of the body.


This powerful and positive life energy enters the body near a Chakra and instinctively goes where there is a need for revitalisation. Once the blockages are cleared, the natural flow of Ki is again open and so the healing of mind, body and spirit begins.


The Reiki practitioner will never feel drained or take on the condition of the recipient. On the contrary, the practitioner is receiving a self treatment as the Reiki energy flows through the channel to the recipient.


Anyone may benefit from Reiki as it covers a range of conditions but it should not be regarded as a cure.


Do not become too reliant on results. Trust that the recipient is receiving the appropriate amount of Reiki energy to restore balance and harmony. Reiki I works on a physical level, when you touch you heal, when you remove your hands it stops.


Benefits of Reiki
Totally relaxing experience
You remain fully clothed at all times
Does not conflict with your religious beliefs
Supports the body's natural ability to heal itself
Vitalises both body and soul of the recipient and practitioner
Loosens up blocked energy and allows cleansing to take place
Provides clarity to solve problems
May help relieve tension headaches
Alleviation of anxiety and stress
Benefits continue over the next few days
Aids relaxation
Relaxes muscles
Helps us to reconnect to our spiritual selves
It is very relaxing
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