Reiki originated in ancient Tibet thousands of years ago.

The term Reiki originates from the words raku-rei, which means the art and science of spiritual self-improvement.

Rei (pronounced ray) -The invisible source of being (The Highest Spiritual Consciousness)

KI (pronounce key) – The life essence or Life Force Energy

Dr Mikao Usui of Japan rediscovered this ancient art of healing in the late 1800’s – early 1900’s he taught over 2,000 people within 5 years before his death from a stroke aged 61. His students further developed ReikiĀ  and it was introduced in to the western world where the practise is popular today.

Reiki is an energy therapy which works on the cause rather than the effect of illness. It accelerates healing, working on four levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The main causes of imbalance in our bodies are due to physical and emotional stresses that we experience in our everyday lives. These manifest in energy blockages, as they gradually accumulate, creating symptoms of illness. The energy directed through the practitioner to the client helps to release these blockages and therefore assists the natural ability to heal the clients body’s, releasing pain, tension and anxiety.


Benefits of Reiki

  • Promotes pain relief
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Increases rate of recovery from injury
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Eases muscle tension
  • Energises and balances the whole body
  • Creates peace of mind and body


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