Reiki was developed in Japan by Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. After some time on Mount Kurama in meditative retreat, he experienced ‘satori’ or enlightenment. Reiki is defined as ‘Universal Life Energy’ which describes the many systems of natural balancing.
Reiki energy is said to help rebalance the whole person in mind, body and spirit, with potential benefits including feelings of deep relaxation, improved mood and sense of self and a general sense of health and well being,
As Reiki is gentle by nature, it is suitable for all ages. A treatment can last between 45 to 90 minutes, and a full consultation will take place before the treatment. This is to ensure that Reiki is right for you.
A confidential record card will be kept with any relevant notes for future treatments. You will remain fully clothed and typically be asked to lie on a massage table or be seated in a chair. Your therapist will then gently place their hands on or near parts of your body. You may feel warmth, tingling and deep relaxation.
As Reiki is used to stimulate natural re-balancing, try to rest and enjoy the overall sense of well-being.
Reiki is taught by Reiki Master/Teachers and the tradition is passed from Master to Student, attuning them to the Reiki energy.