What is Reiki?

Reiki (meaning 'Universal Energy' in Japanese) is a complementary therapeutic practice that seeks to balance the systems of the body via the human energetic field that surrounds and originates from it. This energy (often known as ki, prana, or chi) is in a constant state of flux and flow, reflecting the state and conditions of the body. All physical, mental and emotional conditions manifest themselves in this field, and Reiki utilises this fact to encourage the systems to heal themselves.

Reiki can be administered either through direct tactile practice or by holding the hands over the body, so is often useful for treating areas that cannot be covered by massage therapies. The therapy is also easily integrated into any massage therapy practice, and can even be administered while a therapist is applying massage.

Reiki promotes a sense of wellbeing and relaxation, and helps to alleviate stress and strain on the body and mind, strengthening the personal energies, and connecting the person more firmly with the world around them. Reiki encourages and supports a healthy lifestyle and can help improve mental strength and clarity.

Further information on Reiki is available on The Reiki Association Website and through the U.K. Reiki Federation. The therapy has been the subject of many studies in recent years, especially in relation to its potential as a stress and pain reduction tool. One study revealed its ability to lower blood pressure in nurses with Burnout Syndrome, another cited its potential to act as a pain-reduction tool, the third focused on Reiki's ability to reduce mental distress in patients with depression.

The newest addtion to our team, Susan Munro, is offering Reiki treatments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12pm - 8pm, and Saturdays 10am - 6pm. Please call us on 01506 238366 to arrange an appointment.