what is usui reiki?

The word "Reiki" (pronounced ray-key) consists of two Japanese words.  The word "rei"  means universal and "ki"  means life force energy.  Reiki is a traditional healing modality founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the 1920's.

Reiki is a very gentle traditional holistic therapy that taps into the natural healing energy field, and is considered to help support the body’s self-healing ability.  Reiki may bring the energy field back into balance and is aimed at treating the person as a whole. Reiki is also believed to create a relaxed state which encourages the client's body to restore its own physical and mental well-being.

Whilst Reiki cannot be used to diagnose or cure illnesses, it has no known contraindications and it is possible to safely use this therapy to positively support the body's natural healing ability.  If the body experiences illness or disease then Reiki may be used alongside existing medical treatments such as chemotherapy, where a client may aim to use Reiki to assist in relieving side effects of both the illness and any medication (subject to a medical practitioner consent). Although, everyone's experience of Reiki is different and results may vary.


What is Reiki?

Requirements of a Reiki Practitioner

The National Occupational Standards for Reiki require Practitioners to have a Reiki lineage that can be traced directly back to Mikao Usui and to have been attuned/initiated in-person.

Practitioners are also expected to have received a minimum of 6 separate attunements and to have been initiated by a recognised Reiki Master.

How is Reiki Administered?

Every healthy living being will naturally have a continual harmonious flow of life energy flowing through and around their body. Any imbalances within that flow may lead to a drop in health and this can result in low mood and negative emotions. It is essential to make sure that our energy always remains in good healthy balance.

Reiki channels universal life force energy through the Practitioner which is directed out through their hands and then into the body of the receiver. Although, Reiki sessions are usually undertaken in-person it is also possible to give Reiki at a distance.

During in-person Reiki the Practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the clients body. The client receiving the Reiki energy remains fully clothed (except for their shoes) during the session and may be seated or laying down.

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Frequently asked questions

What does Reiki feel like?

what does reiki feel like?

Everyones experience of Reiki is unique.  You  may experience a deep sense of relaxation, a feeling of a warm glow around their body &/or in specific parts of your body.  You may also feel a reduction in stress and a beautiful feeling of inner peace.

How does reiki work?

Life force naturally flows within the physical body though pathways which you may otherwise know as chakras, meridians and nadis. It a flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force is flowing  through and around the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their daily functions. 

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How does Reiki affect the Practitioner?

does reiki deplete the practitioner of their energy?

Because the energy is channelled by the Reiki practitioner it does not deplete.  Reiki energy treats both the practitioner and the client during the session where needed for their highest good. Because of this, giving a treatment always increases energy and leaves all concerned surrounded with positive feelings of well-being.

Can Reiki help someone with a terminal illness?

People with a terminal illness often find Reiki helps them to feel calm and relaxed, it has been known to reduce symptoms such as pain and helps to prepare for and to ease their passing.

Reiki and Terminal Illness

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