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

What 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.

Benefits:

Reiki is a simple and safe treatment that can benefit your body’s own healing processes as a stand-alone treatment or integrated into other treatments. Reiki can help you in many ways, frequently used to alleviate chronic pain, anxiety and emotional problems. Reiki has been known to reduce systolic blood pressure and muscle tension. Reiki alleviates 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, collectively studies provide support of the effectiveness of Reiki, using clinically relevant outcome measures [9-11].

What to expect:

Reiki will be carried out in our warm and comfortable treatment room, with relaxing music in the background. Your 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 your mind, body and spirit.

Book an appointment

If you’re interested in any of our Reiki services, please get in touch to book or find out more.

History:

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 [12-14].

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