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What is Reiki healing?

Reiki is a form of energy healing—a gentle, powerful, healing energy channelled into you from the Universe via a Reiki practitioner. Reiki knows what you need at any point in time and works through relaxing your mind and body into a state where they can start to heal themselves. The benefits of Reiki are endless. Reiki healing energy was discovered in Japan in 1922.

Rei means ‘Spiritual source of the Universe.’
Ki (or Chi) is your own life energy.
Reiki (pronounced ‘ray-key’) can be translated as ‘Spiritually guided life energy.’

How does Reiki healing work?

When your body or mind is stressed, you create ‘dis-ease’. Reiki is an intelligent energy that knows you and understands the cause of your dis-ease. It relaxes the parts of your being that are holding stress and so can play a powerful part in the self-healing process.

If you take medication or have an operation to remove the symptoms of dis-ease from your body, the cause often remains. Reiki healing is an holistic (works with your whole being), complementary (works in harmony with other forms of healing /surgery /medication) therapy which assists you in dissolving the cause of dis-ease.

Reiki practitioners have been ‘attuned’ to channel Reiki healing energy from its Universal source to you, the recipient, via their hands (usually) or via their eyes, breath, or through Time and Space via Absent healing.

Reiki does not produce a specific outcome. Rather it works for the highest good of everyone involved in the situation for which you are receiving Reiki. For example, if you receive Reiki during a job interview, that does not mean that you will get the job. It might mean that you become clear that you do not want the job.

You will take in the amount of Reiki healing energy that you need. Reiki works whether you believe it will or not.

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What does Reiki feel like?

People have different experiences. And Reiki treatments can vary from session to session too. Here are some of the physical sensations that recipients report…

  • Stress relief and pain relief
  • Deep relaxation and sometimes sleep
  • Warmth or heat
  • Cold
  • Tingling or intense fizziness
  • Lights and colours
  • A feeling of enormous well-being
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Where does Reiki come from?

Reiki comes from Japan. Dr. Mikau Usui (1865-1926) discovered Reiki in 1922 during a mystical experience on Mount Kurama near Kyoto.

He was looking for answers in his life and so travelled to the holy Mount Kurama to enrol at a temple on a 21-day course. During meditation, Reiki energy spontaneously entered Dr. Usui’s crown chakra. Dr. Usui understood what a powerful gift he had received and spent the rest of his life healing and teaching others to heal.



A thought is harmless unless we believe it.
Byron Katie