Reiki for Relaxation and wellbeing - time to restore the soul:

In the west Reiki is often seen as a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes self-healing.

Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive hands-on form of healing in which the Reiki healer channels healing energy into the aura of the patient.

Reiki harmonises and balances the chakras, releases blockages in the energy system, which may cause disease, and restores health by activating the body's own natural self-healing ability.

Despite its 'spiritual' nature Reiki has no dogma and has no conflict with any religion, so is fine for people of all beliefs or those of none at all!

A Reiki healing session is a deeply relaxing experience which promotes calm, relieves stress and energises the entire system. Based on the free-flow of energy and working holistically it is able to restore homeostasis (balance) to the whole being, thereby allowing self-healing to take place.

The great thing about Reiki is that it only ever works for the greatest good of the person being treated and it is safe for all the family whatever their age or condition.

Why not treat yourself?

Reiki treats the 'whole' person on all levels: mental, emotional and physical.

The word 'Rei' means universal - present everywhere.

The word 'Ki' means energy - the same as 'chi' in Chinese

Reiki is also described as the universal life-force: the energy running through all living things.

The Reiki Principles

A Brief History of Reiki

Just for today do notanger

Just for todaydo notworry

Be humble

Behonestin your work

Becompassionateto yourself and others


kanjiReiki works on the mental, emotional and physical levels and brings about a sense of calm and deep relaxation, which in turn promotes self-healing in the whole person. As with most holistic therapies, Reiki is based on the free-flow of energy but unlike some other therapies has no contraindications for its use.

Reiki was discovered by Mikao Usui Sensei - a Japanese who has, in the past, been depicted as both a Buddhist and a Christian teacher (although recent information from Japan suggests he was in fact a Tendai Buddhist).

Usui Sensei undertook an extensive study of the healing phenomena of history's greatest spiritual healers. Visiting monasteries and libraries he travelled widely on a spiritual journey that led to his discovery of Reiki. He learned Sanskrit and read the Buddhist teachings in the ancient sutras (spiritual texts).

In 1914, after spending 21 days in meditation on Mount Korama, Usui at last felt he had discovered the answer he had been searching for and a healing system known as 'Reiki' evolved. Unlike many therapies, Reiki - the channelling of 'universal energy', would not only promote self-healing in the recipient but would not deplete the practitioner's own energies in the process.

Mikao Usui spent the rest of his life practising and teaching this wonderful method of natural healing, which was brought to the West in 1938 by Mrs Hawayo Takata who herself trained in Reiki after being 'healed' by Reiki in a Tokyo clinic.

Reiki is compatible with just about everything in life - other complementary therapies, different religions, any kind of diet, medicines taken - in fact, life itself!


Research informationinto pain relief using Reiki and other 'Biofield' therapies:

Read about my meeting withTadao Yamaguchi,whose mother trained with Dr Hayashi - a student of Mikao Usui

Find this above under "Treatments/Reiki/Janpanese"

Mikao Usui - the man who discoveredthe natural healing phenomena, which became known as REIKI.

Mrs Hawayo Takata who brought REIKI to the West

Message from one of my Reiki Students:

"I just wanted to thank you Val, for all the patience and help you gave me during my attunements and afterwards.

Reiki has really changed my life. I have met some wonderful people through Reiki, other practictioners, animal healers.. all sorts of lovely people, I know I wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet them without following the path I am following."

Meslissa (Kent)