What is Reiki?
The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early part of the last century. It can literally be translated as "Spiritual Energy" and is described as an "Energy Healing System". Energy flows through all living things but sometimes this flow can become blocked or mis-channeled. Reiki connects to this flow via the practitioner's hands to work on a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level, travelling to where it is most needed to unblock and promote well being and harmony. It balances the natural life force energy within our body and aids our capacity for self healing.
During a Reiki treatment the recipient will lay down - or sit - and need not remove any clothing. A treatment will last anything from 45 minutes to an hour whilst the practitioner places hands on or over the body. There is no massage or manipulation but Reiki can be experienced as a flow of energy, tingling, warmth or coolness.