What is Reiki?

Reiki is gentle, calming and deeply relaxing, using natural energy to stimulate your body’s own healing processes, giving you benefit wherever you need it, on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Quantum physics has now provided us with proof that natural, inexhaustable energy is around us, all the time and it is this energy that we use in Reiki. It’s the same energy that we can experience in Tai Chi, acupuncture, Qi Gong etc.


“As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself”


Anyone can feel
the benefits of Reiki

Whatever your age or state of health, Reiki can relieve aches and pains, ease stress and anxiety and leaves you feeling peaceful, calm and capable of dealing with life’s challenges. Used regularly, it can transform your life. There are many examples to be found of lives changed by Reiki. The ‘Reiki and me‘ page tells my story.

Reiki works safely alongside standard medical treatments and other complementary therapies and is now used by many GP’s and hospitals for the relief of pain, anxiety and depression, and in hospices for both patients and carers and for the bereaved.


What is Reiki like?

Amazing, wonderful! You’ll lie on my comfortable treatment couch, or sit in a comfy chair, if you prefer. No need to remove any clothing, just your shoes. Lightly scented candles and soothing background music will encourage you to close your eyes and take yourself off to somewhere wonderful…

I will gently place my hands near (hover, rather than touch) your head, shoulders, torso and legs. Your body will draw the energy to wherever it is needed. You may see colours, feel warmth, like the sun or a heated blanket, feel pleasant tingling or you may experience very little, except deep relaxation. Some clients even drift off to sleep. No matter what, Reiki will give you what you need.


Where did Reiki come from?

Reiki was developed in the early 1900’s by Mikao Usui, in Japan. Usui taught his students how to use the energy for self-healing and for personal development. Originally, there was very little emphasis on healing other people.

By the time it reached the western world, Reiki had evolved into a treatment technique for healing others. Reiki is now rapidly gaining recognition in the wider world as an alternative therapy.