Natural healing that can help to repair and re-establish balance by affecting changes at your physiological, psychological and spiritual level, essential to your holistic health and harmony.


Reiki handsWhat is it?

Reiki is a simple form of therapeutic touch, non-religious but spiritual healing. Reiki (pronounced ‘Ray Key’) translates to ‘Universal Energy’.1-4 This natural energy is recognised in many Eastern traditions as being QI (pronounced ‘Chi’) in China, KI in Japan or Pranan in India, an energy which is around us all and flows freely through all living things.



Reiki is a simple and safe treatment that can be used alone or integrated into other treatment processes. Frequently used to alleviate chronic pain, anxiety and emotional problems, Reiki has been known to reduce systolic blood pressure and muscle tension. Reduces nausea and helps fight fatigue from chemotherapy for cancer patients. Beneficial for improving sleep and reducing stress by producing a peaceful state of being.6-8 Clinical evidence shows positive results that were more than placebo, using clinically relevant outcome measures such as Quality of Life Index and Visual Analogue Scale, though research remains ongoing.3,10,11


Treatment Time + approach:

Treatment lasts approximately an hour, through direct or non-touch contact from the attuned therapist, who places hands in a sequence of positions upon the fully-clothed patient.5,6 The treatment supports the body’s own healing processes to restore balance to mind, body and spirit.2, 7-9




Reiki healing tradition evolved in Japan, through the lifelong devotion of Mikao Usui, who gradually developed this form of hands-on healing. There are many branches of Reiki, but most have three degrees of training, being First, Second and Master/Teacher levels, which are passed down from Master to Student.3-6


Just for today, I will let go of anger


Just for today, I will let go of worry


Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings


Just for today, I will do my work honestly


Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing







Recognised Body +  References:

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine has a high reputation for honesty and openness and aims to explore and improve the understanding of energy medicine. Developing clinical practice, efficacy, patient care and ourselves in a truly holistic way.



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6          Hart, L K, Freel, M I, Haylock, P J, & Lutgendorf, S K (2011) The Use of Healing Touch in Integrative Oncology. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15 (5), 519-525.
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10        Loreno A, Peace B, Vaghela C and Robinson N (2010) The integration of healing into conventional cancer care in the UK Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, November 2010 16(4): 222-228.
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