Reiki is a form of complementary therapy, founded by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early part of the 20th century. Reiki pronounced “ray-key”, originates from the Japanese word “rei” meaning “universal” and “ki” meaning “energy”.
This universal energy is channelled through practitioner’s palms to the person that receives the treatment, and works on all levels of the mind, body, emotion and spirit, activating the body’s own ability to heal itself.
Regular treatments with Reiki, helps in reducing stress within the body. By inducing a state of inner calm, the body can then be allowed to begin the healing process. It is an extremely relaxing experience and the benefits are immediate as it produces a feeling of total wellbeing with a positive effect on the immune system.
As a natural healing system, it can benefit everyone, from young babies to adults. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment, and can be used in conjunction with other complementary therapies and conventional medical treatments.
Reiki has gone through a self-regulation process and therefore it is approved by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), enabling Reiki treatments to be available within the NHS.