What is Reiki and how does it work as a healing aid?

“Reiki” is a Japanese word meaning “universal life force energy.” In the late 19th century, a Japanese priest, Dr Mikao Usui discovered a way of channelling this energy and created the Usui System of Natural Healing, now more simply known as “Reiki”. Reiki is a type of hands-on healing whereby subtle healing life force energy, also called “chi” or “prana” is facilitated from a limitless universal source to the client via the Reiki practitioner. The Reiki practitioner therefore acts as a channel or conduit for the energy.

Reiki is a gentle, safe and non-invasive form of natural healing which activates the body’s natural healing abilities, balances life energies and promotes health and wellbeing. It is a holistic system for healing body, mind, emotions and spirit, which may also encourage personal and spiritual awareness. During a Reiki treatment you may feel tingling or pulsing, or you may feel relaxed, and/or fall asleep as a state of wellbeing and peace is encouraged as you let go of any tension and anxiety.

I use crystals, aromatherapy oils, candles and soothing music as part of your Reiki healing experience.