What is Reiki?

Reiki pronounced 'Ray Key' is a Japanese word that means universal life force energy. It is a healing technique which works on all levels of our being – physical, emotional and spiritual. It can help us to find our emotional and spiritual balance.

Dr Usui from Japan, developed a natural system, known as Reiki in the 1920's, a system that opens a person’s or animal’s ability to channel healing energy through the hands, making it possible to treat themselves and others.  

Reiki healing is now widely recognised as an effective therapy for mind body and spirit.  Reiki treatments can be offered to any living organism; people, pets, wild animals, birds, fish and even plants and can help physical, emotional and mental conditions. 

What is holistic therapy?

Reiki is a one of many types of holistic therapy which works on the principal that the body has a vital force or life energy. It is this force that protects the body from disease and allows it to heal.   Conditions such as stress, back and neck pain, whiplash, sports injuries, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, lack of energy, muscle tension, headaches, digestive problems, IBS, asthma, hayfever, eczema, psoriasis and arthritis can all benefit from a holistic approach to health. They are a natural way of helping your body to find balance and promote a healthy life style.

How does Reiki work?

People who have been trained as Reiki healers have had their energy channels opened. This enables the healer to transmit this energy by placing their hands near or on the recipient, who draws it in, usually on a subconscious level.

Who can benefit from receiving Reiki treatment?

Reiki can help all living organisms – people, domestic pets, wild animals, birds, fish and even plants.

Can Reiki be used on animals and plants?

Yes, Reiki can be used on all living beings, including plants!  

How can Reiki improve an animal’s health?

Reiki treatments promote the deep relaxation of body, mind and soul, allowing stresses accumulated in the mind and often stored in the body to be gently released. Its subtle effects allow us to invoke what is known as the “Relaxation Response”.  Taking time out to receive a Reiki treatment offers an effective way to initiate the relaxation response that exists within all livings beings.  It allows the body to use this time of relaxation to repair and heal itself from the inside out in a truly holistic manner.

Is Reiki safe?

It is believed that Reiki energy works only for the Highest Good of each person and can NOT cause harm. It is safe for anyone and for any situations including pregnant women and children.

What is the main difference between Reiki and other Energy Healing methods?

Reiki has far more applications and functions than other “energy” healing. The quality and clarity of the received waves are crystal clear. The healer does not use his/her own energy to heal. It can be learned by anyone in a short time.

Is Reiki a religion?

No.It is not a religion. It is very spiritual in nature, but there is no belief required in order to learn and use it. The beauty of reiki is that it will work regardless of whether you believe in it or not.

What are Reiki Symbols?

Reiki symbols are tools to help direct energy and boost the Reiki energy.  They are a means of focusing your attention in order to connect with "specific" healing frequencies. 

In the Second and Master level of Reiki, the practitioner will have access to the Special Sacred Reiki Symbols and words. These are handed down from Master to Master and are used for attuning other initiates into your Reiki Linage. But more importantly they can be used for healing and protection.

What happens during a Reiki session?

I can perform Reiki healing in the comfort of your own home, or you can travel to my home, near Hook in Hampshire.   Whilst I channel the universal flow of energy towards you, I will work to address imbalances felt within the chakra system, which directly corresponds with the glandular system that controls and releases the flow of hormones into and around the body.  Sessions will take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the person or animal.

In receiving regular Reiki treatments, it is possible to incorporate a balanced and consistent way of maintaining your health or that of your child or pet. 

What will you feel during a Reiki treatment?

It varys from person to person, but generally are likely to feel very relaxed, the blood pressure and heart rate will begin to slow a little, and muscle tensions will reduce, effectively releasing pain held within the body and improving physical recovery of injuries.  As well as a feeling of relaxation, you may also experience some sensations of heat, cold, tingling, buzzing or sleepiness, during or after the treatment.  

What is distant Reiki healing?

Distant Reiki healing offers the same benefits as hands-on Reiki: physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for humans and animals. Distant Reiki is also helpful in healing family situations that may involve you, your child or pet. A distant treatment can also be sent to heal a traumatic event in yours or your loved one's past.  

Can Reiki be used in conjunction with other therapies?

Yes, Reiki can be very successful when combined with other complementary therapies. Reiki can help to enhance their effects and it can also be used to complement the health care received in by other health care providers.