What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan. Reiki is an ancient laying-on-of-palms healing technique that uses the Universal life force energy to balance the subtle energies within our bodies and to heal.


What happens during a Reiki treatment?

During a Reiki treatment, the person will lay fully clothed on a massage table listening to soothing music. The Reiki therapist will lay their hands on the body in a series of hand positions to deliver Reiki energy. A Reiki treatment generally covers first the head then the front of the body and finally the back of the body.


What does Reiki feel like?

Reiki tends to feel warm and profoundly relaxing. The person may feel the hands of the Reiki therapist become hot or tingly. Some people describe a floating sensation and some see colours or shapes during the session. Some people fall asleep. Some experience emotional release. There is no expected experience – Reiki treatment is unique for each individual who receives it. The most common results of Reiki treatment include:

• Perceived reduction in stress

• Increased relaxation

• Enhanced sense of balance, centeredness and calm.


What are the benefits of several sessions?

Just like meditation, or movement arts, the effects of Reiki are cumulative. While one session can work wonders, repeated and regular Reiki treatments can invite significant improvement – regular sessions support well-being in every way.


Can Reiki “cure” me?

Reiki is a complementary medical art that works well alone as well as in concert with other treatments. Healing is often the result of gentle shifts in awareness, release of emotional patterns, achievement of new understanding, and daily practice. Reiki is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment.