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What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy therapy that works with the body’s own remarkable healing capabilities. It helps to promote and accelerate the natural healing process and restore balance on all levels, physical, mental and emotional.

Reiki is totally safe and complementary to any form of treatment, be it natural or conventional, and can often be used in circumstances where other therapies may be contraindicated.

Reiki can be used by anyone of any age or physical circumstance as the transmission of the Reiki energy is non-draining and not dependent on the health or the belief systems of the practitioner. Humans, animals and plants can all benefit from the use of Reiki.

A Reiki treatment is done through the hands.  Simply by placing your hands on yourself or others you activate the flow of energy with no movement or posture.  The Reiki energy will be used by the body to help heal, rejuvenate and reinvigorate.  Whatever health or wellness issue you suffer from, including physical ailments, disease, stress or anxiety, and any emotional or trauma based issues can often be helped with Reiki in a very gentle and releasing way.

What can Reiki do for me?


– Enables you to take responsibility for your own health and well-being
– Dramatically reduces stress and anxiety
– Increases energy and vitality
– Gives a sense of peace and calm
– Effectively treats a wide range of ailments and disease
– Provides a ‘first aid kit’ in the palm of your hands.

According to the Reiki Centre Survey carried out in March 2010, Reiki is overwhelming successful for increasing positive mental states:

– 87% of people noticed more peace after Reiki
– 80% noticed more happiness
– 80% experienced less stress

Learning Reiki:

Anyone can learn Reiki and you need no prior qualifications to attend a Reiki Level One class.  After the class the Reiki energy is present for life and can be activated through your hands any time you wish to treat yourself or others.  Reiki is so easy to use that it is ideal for lay people who are not familiar with natural health and methods of healing as it provides an excellent foundation for exploring other types of modalities.

The Reiki energy flows through your hands as if by osmosis; no intention, thought or belief is required to activate the Reiki and no diagnosis or direction is required during the healing process.

Recommended Reiki blog articles:

Video Tutorial: An Introduction of Reiki as Pure Energy
Learning Reiki for Yourself
How to Choose the ‘Right’ Reiki Master
How Attunements Work
Can Reiki Cure Me
What is Reiki – An Opinion from Elaine Grundy
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