Reiki Therapy

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.


The founder of Reiki Dr. Mikao Usui, was born into wealth to a Buddhist family in 1865. He was given many educational opportunities and it was at a Buddhist monastery where he learned martial arts, swordsmanship and Chi Kung. He always had an interest in medicine, psychology, and theology. It was this mindset that encouraged him to seek ways to heal himself and others.

After much education, he decided to become a priest/monk and it was during this time, on a 21-day fast, in a cave on Mount Kurama that he had a miraculous experience where he saw Sanskrit symbols. It was these symbols that made him see clearly the healing practice he had taken years to develop.

What to expect during a Reiki session

Reiki is administered through the laying of hands in a quiet setting where you can easily close your eyes and allow healing to happen. There is no manipulating of tissue during this treatment, after a brief consultation to determine your needs, the Reiki energy will be administered. You will feel your body begin to relax, and healing taking place. No experience is ever the same as we are ever changing beings with different needs day-to-day. Reiki had been known to help with stress, anxiety, insomnia, pain and many other conditions.

You can read more on the science behind this form of energy healing in this article on the Elephant Journal  ‘How Reiki Works—The Science Bit’

Come relax and experience this highly regarded Japanese technique. When you relax, the energy knows exactly where to heal – bringing back balance naturally and restoring your inner sparkle.