Reiki means Universal Energy. For as long as something is living it has a life force (energy) circulating through and around it, Reiki is a spiritually guided life force energy which is channelled through the hands of the therapist to the recipient in order to help balance their body and stimulate their own healing ability.

Reiki is believed to have originated inTibet, but was re-discovered by Dr Mikao Usui and introduced to Japan in the 1880's although it never reached the West until the middle of 20th Century.

Reiki is spiritual in nature but is not a religion and does not contradict any religion. There is no belieft system attached to it and as a holistic therapy complements all other healing methods conventional or not.

The therapy is not invasive and physical contact is not always necessary which makes it ideal for those who are in severe pain or discomfort or who are in an environment where physical contact is difficult.

What could it do for me?

Reiki is not diagnostic and does not claim to be able to cure or to treat specific illnesses or disease. It has been seen to benefit some of the following:

  • taking control of your own life - selp help
  • reduce stress and tension
  • promote deep relaxation
  • alleviate tiredness
  • ease aches and pains
  • headaches
  • menstrual 
  • encourage personal growth - ease anxiety, depression
  • comforting

It is important to remember that the result from the treatment may not always be physical benefit, as Reiki works on spiritual and emotional levels also.

Is it for me?

Anybody can receive Reiki as there are no restrictions. The nature of the treatment makes it ideal for those who may not be able to receive other therapy treatments such as massage, or treatments which require movement.

What does it feel like?

Reiki can be a wonderful experience and a highly personal one too as it is different for everyone. Possible experiences could be:

  • feelings of warmth/cold
  • seeing colours
  • vivid memories
  • feeling euphoric
  • sensation of floating
  • sleep
  • deep emotional response - laughter, crying, shouting

The Treatment Shed is a comforting space where you can think, feel and say what you need to, to encourage healing.