Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a gentle yet extremely powerful ancient art of hands on healing. It means universal life energy.

Reiki evolved from Japan via the work of Dr Usui, a distinguished scholar. Dr Usui developed reiki from ancient sources after many years of research.

The practitioner is a channel for this universal life energy. The practitioner places their hands on or above the person’s body, sequentially. The energy goes to where it is most needed in the body. Reiki works through clothing and treatment is carried out with the person fully dressed and lying down. The person may receive the energy as heat, coolness, tingling. Or on the other hand or neither of these but will experience overall well-being.

Reiki works to provide healing for the mind body and spirit – and can be useful for all physical health problems and can also deal with stress, anxiety and depression. It can act as a catalyst in the healing of injuries. (Acute problems tend to heal more quickly than chronic ones.)

After the treatment, the person may feel, relaxed, energised, or a little tired. Also some emotions may be experienced and these are likely to be an effect of the healing process. These symptoms will soon pass.

A reiki practitioner is not permitted to diagnose or offer medical advice. It is suggested that clients seek advice from their GP or other healthcare professional if appropriate.

Rosemary is a qualified reiki practitioner having received first and second (advanced) degree trainings from the Usui Reiki Network, an international organisation with teaching centres in Europe, America, Asia and Australia.