What is Reiki?

jeremy-bishop-556948-unsplash‘Reiki’ is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing. We live in a world full of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. Physics has already proven that everything is made up of energy, that vibrates at different frequencies. This is partly why we get solids and liquids. When this energy flows within us uninterrupted there is  balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well being. However, things happen in life that shift this energy for us, making us out of balance. This can then start to effect our mental and physical health. When this energy is restored back to it’s balance, we see improvements in our life such as better physical health, sleep better, more relaxed, improved relationships, more patience and being happier in general just to name a few.


Reiki energy is open to any belief system. You don’t even need to believe in it, but you do have to open to the idea of it. Nobody can force a healing on you if you do not want it. Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally, mentally, spiritually or physically. It is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used on people, animals or even objects and environments.

What to expect?

The method of receiving Reiki is simple. A session consists of you laying down on a massage table fully clothed. While relaxing music plays, you can close your eyes and just enjoy the feeling of the relaxing, healing energy flowing through you. It is very common to fall asleep during a session as it is incredibly relaxing. This is completely normal. During the session, I may gently place my hands in a sequence of positions on the body in a non-invasive way.  However I do often prefer to work with hands off, as I like to combine Reiki with Crystal Therapy and Energy Healing. A lot of clients prefer this method as it enhances the treatment.

jeremy-yap-199223-unsplashEveryone experiences the treatment in different ways. You may feel hot or cold, or you may feel a slight tingling sensation as your energy shifts. On the other hand, some people don’t feel any of the above sensations. Whatever you experience is what is right for you. It is a completely individual journey.

Distant Healing

It is possible to do Reiki and energy healing from a distance. Some of my clients are on the other side of the world gaining great benefits from this beautiful therapy. We would agree a time that we are both free, and you just find a quiet place where you can relax and will not be disturbed. You can put on some relaxing music, maybe light some candles and just enjoy the experience. The effects are exactly the same as if you were here and I can still use all of my methods. Most people prefer to come and see me in person as they feel it is a more wholesome experience being here in person, but find the results are the same.

Reiki Benefits

  • Reduce anxiety and depression
    • Help slow your mind down
      • Deep relaxation
        • Pain relief – both physical and emotional
          • Improve relationships
            • Improve quality of sleep/ Insomnia
              • Remove emotional trauma
                • Bring balance to lifestyle
              • Aids with medical problems
            • Develop confidence and self-esteem
          • Calms & balances your energy
        • Supportive during pregnancy
      • Calming for children
    • Beneficial for animals
  • Helpful at the end of life