Energy healing was an interest of mine for decades before I completed Reiki 1 training with the powerhouse that is Marisa Whitty of

I dabbled for so long that actually undertaking the course, learning about the principles and theory of Reiki as well as being attuned felt utterly natural.

Reiki is a hands-on bodywork practise developed by Dr Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th century. It refers to a natural healing practise that channels universal energy to intuitively send healing to any part of the body that needs it and clear blockages, to support the body’s innate functions, balance the immune system and provide a holistic treatment. It uses, but is not restricted to, the meridians, chakras and nadis – the energy channels in the body which have been thoroughly researched and explained in Asian traditional medicine.

Rei in Japan is the universal or cosmic energy. Ki is the life force, as is Chi in China, Prana in India and Mana in Hawaii.

Reiki is the art and science of using universal life energy to balance your energies throughout your whole physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. The treatment will release, activate, energise or transform energy within you for health and wellbeing. It replenishes and harmonises and is especially helpful in the case of chronic problems.

The hands are placed on the body at various key points whilst the patient is fully dressed and wrapped in a blanket for comfort.

Reiki is a powerful recuperative tool for a wide range of conditions from stress relief, fatigue to more serious and specific physical ailments.  It also efficiently supports clinical or medical treatment providing a welcome balm of wellbeing when facing other intrusive treatments.

I am currently practising on myself, friends and family whilst I continue my training and hope to share this practise with others on completion.