The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means ‘God’s wisdom or the Higher Power’ and Ki which is ‘life force energy’, so Reiki is actually ‘spiritually guided life force energy’. It is this flow of energy which facilitates the unique ability of the body to heal itself. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
The client is laid on a plinth (treatment table), fully clothed, eyes closed and listening to gentle soothing music which helps to produce a state of deep relaxation. As the practitioner works, the client may feel warmth, tingling or other sensations; they may even fall asleep, or indeed feel nothing at all. The energy will know where to go and what is needed for each client. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.