Reiki

To book a reiki session, click the link below or scroll down to the bottom of the page.

To find more information on what Reiki is and how you can benefit, please keep reading below.

What is Reiki?

Reiki (Ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Similar to that of a spa treatment.  Reiki Promotes healing, helps with better sleep, improves and maintains health. 


It is a simple, natural and safe method that anyone can benefit from. It works alongside all other medical or therapeutic techniques as it activates the parasympathetic nervous system in helping the body to balance itself. 


Reiki treats the body, emotions, mind, and spirit by creating relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. 


Reiki is offered through the hands of the practitioner with a light, non-invasive touch, on the front and back of the body and head. The placement of the hands will never be intrusive or inappropriate.  The Reiki practitioner can hold their hands above the client’s body if they request. 

How Reiki Works.

No one really knows. But, Reiki allows positive energy to flow into the body through the hands of the practitioner and this assists in the balancing and healing of the client.    Reiki works in positive ways and will never cause harm.  

What Can Be Treated?

Reiki supports all types of therapy.  It can assist with relieving symptoms and aid in recovery from multiple sclerosis, heart disease, cancer, skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, headache, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, depression, insomnia, poor memory, lack of confidence, etc.,   


It is always recommended to follow the guidance of your qualified medical professional or doctor.  

What is the Setting?

A quiet setting where you are not disturbed. Professional Reiki practitioners have a dedicated space or can create that space when making house calls. Music can be played during a session.


The recipient is fully clothed and will be lying on a massage table or sitting comfortably in a chair.  

What Will I Experience?

Some things people say after a session are: 

  • "I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly." 
  • "I think I fell asleep." 
  • "I can't believe how hot your hands got!" 
  • "I feel more relaxed." 
  • "My headache is gone." 

People may experience heat or coolness in the practitioner's hands. Reiki may be felt as tickling, tingling, heat, goose bumps, chills, subtle, steadfast, itching, calmness, or nothing at all. The most common experience is reduction of stress and a feeling of relaxation 

What do I do During a Session?

Once you have taken the time to find a practitioner with whom you feel comfortable with, here are a few suggestions: 

  • Use the rest room before your session 
  • You can listen to music or have silence  
  • If you have any shyness about being touched, let your practitioner know and ask them to show you the hand placements before starting so you are clear on what to expect. 
  • Let the practitioner know your needs before you start.  
  • If you become uncomfortable, you can adjust your position at any time.  
  • Be sure to ask for anything that will add to your comfort, such as additional support under your knees or a blanket.  feel free to daydream, or simply observe your breath.    

How Long is a Session?

Some sessions can be as short as 30 minutes, or as long as 60 minutes. 

What Happens After a Session?

Do not expect a diagnosis, as a reiki practitioner is not a doctor or medical professional. Some practitioners may make common sense suggestions for after-care, such as drinking water and following your body's needs. 


People typically leave a Reiki session feeling refreshed. People mention a sense of calm and mental clarity as well as sleeping well.  

Related Articles

The effect of Reiki on pain: a meta-analysis - Science Direct https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29551623


Elephant Journal - How Reiki Works—The Science Bit


Integrative Reiki for cancer patients: a program evaluation. - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1534735413503547


Reiki Is Better Than Placebo and Has Broad Potential as a Complementary Health Therapy.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5871310/




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