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The word reiki means ‘universal life energy’ in Japanese, where this therapy originated at the turn of the century. Reiki is based on the premise that illness is caused by a disruption in the body’s energy field or life force. By using specially designed symbols and channelling energy, it is believed that the body can be filled with positive energy causing the disease-making negative energy to disappear.

How does it work?

Reiki heals by charging negatively affected parts of the energy field with positive energy. Energy fields in the body each have different vibratory levels and reiki practitioners use their hands to affect and hopefully rebalance these vibrations in the negatively affected part of the body.

What does it involve?

Although the reiki practitioner may ask questions about the client’s health prior to treatment, it is important to note that no diagnosis, prognosis or advice will be offered. Remaining fully clothed, the client prepares for treatment by relaxing on a massage couch, or sitting if that is more comfortable.

The practitioner may then rest their hands lightly and gently on the body in a sequence of positions, each one being held for a couple of minutes.

Alternatively, they may work ‘absently’, or away from the body. Although personal experiences differ, some people report feeling an intense heat from the practitioner’s hands during the process. The client does not have to think about or do anything, as it is the practitioner’s aim to provide a gentle, warming, vital energy appropriate for the recipient.

What is it good for?

Reiki can be used to relieve the symptoms of chronic illnesses such as anxiety, insomnia, back pain and arthritis, and it often produces long-term beneficial changes. In most cases the practitioner will suggest a course of four, six or twelve treatments for maximum benefit.

What are the benefits?

Aside from treating physical, mental and emotional problems, most clients report that a reiki treatment feels wonderful, and promotes a sense of relaxation and well being.

What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?

As a general rule, reiki can’t do any harm because it is a form of non-invasive energy healing and will adjust itself to create the most appropriate effect for each individual person. However, although most people feel peaceful and relaxed after treatment, it can stir up emotions as part of the healing process. Some people also experience a healing reaction such as a headache or flulike symptoms, but any discomfort should be short-lived.

What Next?

Use the links below to search for Reiki practitioners.

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Other websites for Reiki

- Therapy World

Reiki Healing

- Trinity Wellbeing CIC

Discounted Complementary Services

- Dream Wellbeing

holistic therapies in Milton Keynes

- Healing Touch

Alternative & Complementary Therapies, Epsom, Surrey

- NavajoMoon

Reiki treatments and courses and other holistic treatments

- Kelda White - Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Homeopathy and Reiki in the Worcester and Malvern areas

- Reiki-Christina

We offer Reiki, Aromatherapy, Remedial and Indian Head Massage, Reflexology

- Sort Your Chi Out

Reiki Healing - Usui Systems (Hands & Feet Lineage)

- Healing In The Workplace

Integrated Therapies 'Making You Whole', Chertsey nr Weybridge, Surrey

- Integrated Life Force

Personal Development Self Awareness Workshops

- Gateway Workshops

Massage Certified Insurable Diploma Courses, UK, Scotland & Ireland

- The Reiki Chain

Reiki Training & Treatments with a difference

- My Inner Sanctuary

Complementary Therapy


Experienced Reiki Master Teacher & Practitioner, recognised by The Reiki Assoc

- Healing Touch

Alternative Therapies

- Reiki, Hopi, EFT Nottingham - Nancy Kennewell

Reiki, Hopi Ear Candle, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

- Simply Heal Holistic Therapies

Holistic Therapies for your Mind, Body and Soul

- Claire Bridges Complementary Therapies

Reiki, Indian Head Massage & Crystal Healing in and around Belper, Derbyshire

- Traditional Reiki Healing

Traditional Reiki Healing, Ear Candles, Surbiton, Surrey

- Reiki Alex

Reiki Practitioner

- Reiki-Ipswich

For Reiki in IPswich contact Lesley Harold

- Absolutely Holistics

Qualified practitioner in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Reiki

- Reikiparty

Reiki friendship organisation uniting like minded people

- Holistic Therapies and Reiki

Holistic therapies, Reiki and reflexology in Bristol.

- Equilibrium Holistic Therapies

Holistic Therapist/Reiki Master

- Connect with Reiki

Original Japanese Reiki Courses / training all levels and treatments.

- Surrey Therapist, Medium and Teacher

Surrey therapist, healer and medium, offering courses and personal development

- Time To Reflect

Professional Complementary Therapies & Massage, Bicester Oxfordshire

- Richard Lawton: Integrative Body Therapist

Bodywork and Holistic therapies with qualified practitioner in London

- Reiki Portal

Reiki news, articles, history, master/teacher directory and more..

- Free Spirit

Holistic therapies, courses and events in Bucks and Herts

- Relaxing Reiki

Reiki home visits in Hampshire

- Reiki & Hopi Practitioner Nottingham Nancy Kennewell

Reiki & Hopi Practitioner Nottingham

- Holistic therapies:

Reiki and Reflexology in Hebburn, Tyne & Wear

- Robin Reiki

Reiki Healing distance and in person

- Direct D-stress (Chinese Physio Massage Therapy)

sports massage & injury, RSI, deep tissue, full body,back pain,headache,sciatica

- Down To Earth Reiki

We run regular training courses for people who wish to learn the art of Reiki.

- Morgan Reiki

Reiki with Hilary Morgan

- Energy Healer

Homeopath and Reiki practitioner

- Papu Jordan Holistic Therapies

Holistic Massage & Reiki Healing for Women

- blue angel therapies

Mobile: Reiki treatments and Indian Head Massage in the comfort of your own home.

- Working on the Body

Natural Healing Energy

- Amazing Grace

Complementary Therapies

- Living Reiki

Reiki training and Attunements, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside

- Reiki Healing Hands

Mobile Reiki Practitioner

- Eternal Light

Reiki & Angel Healing

- Top to Toe Therapeutics

Reiki Courses upto Master Teacher Level. Verified by Embody-Attracts CPD points

- EllenShilling.com

Step into success with Ellie, Life Coach, NLP Practitioner & Reiki Master.

- Heal Your Life

Personal Development

- Simplify Your Life

Reiki & Massage treatments

- barntherapy.com

Complimentary and Holistic Clinic

- Linda's Reiki & Tarot

Qualified reiki practitioner, experienced tarot reader, based in Medway, Kent

- www.healing-house.co.uk

Website for Bridget Herbert at Healing House for therapies offered

- Reiki Galway

Natural health with Reiki and BodyMind Balancing

- Caroline Higgins

therapist for Barnet and surrounding areas

- Angel Inspirations

Reiki Practitioner Website

- Aromatherapy, reflexology and kinesiology

Aromatherapy, reflexology, kinesiology and reiki near Horley, Surrey

- Reiki Peace

Site offering Reiki Treatments in Berkshire

- Leeds Healing

Holistic therapies including Reiki, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage

- www.reikipathway.com

Reiki Courses and treatments- qualifies for CPD credits.

- Michelle Cross

A way to better Health and Happiness

- www.leanlearn.com

Reiki Courses and treatments- qualifies for CPD credits.

- Health and Serenity

Natural therapies for health, wellbeing, and serenity

- Rotherham Reiki

Rotherham Reiki provides attunements in Reiki to Teachers/Masters

- Christina Neill-Higgins

Leeds health practitioner, Reiki, Reflexology, Bowen Technique, Foot Health

- Tripuri Dunne

Reiki courses and treatments in the U.K.

- Emma Field Therapies

A completely holistic approach to treatment, using reiki, massage and CST

- Connemara healing

Galway Ireland Holistic Massage Pulsing Reiki Indian Head Massage Hot Stones

- your free spirit

Holistic therapies, natural beauty and gifts

- Greenways Natural Therapies

Promoting harmony from within