Dr Mikao Usui

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of hands on healing, with its origins in India and the East dating back many

thousands of years to the time before Christ and Buddha. 


The original name, disciplines

and techniques of Reiki were lost due to the traditional method of passing knowledge from

generation to generation by word of mouth. Exactly when this ancient art of healing

disappeared is difficult to determine. However, we do know that it was rediscovered by a

Japanese Scholar and monk name Dr Mikao Usui. It was in fact Dr Usui who fashioned the

name REIKI.

How does it work?

Reiki is holistic; it works on the body mind and spirit by stimulating a person’s own natural

healing abilities. The blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and

disease are cleared. Reiki is neither positive nor negative; it is in fact the highest and most

profound vibration of life. Divine in origin, it allows us all to become one with all things alive

in our world. Reiki is pure unconditional love and joy bringing all who experience and

embrace it principles together in harmony.


             A full Reiki treatment reopens the chakras and re-balances the flow of the universal life

             force around the body.  This will stimulate the body’s immune system and

             natural healing abilities. Normally the body will begin by cleansing itself of toxins. As the

             poisons are removed, the body becomes re-balanced and the healing process can begin. The              body becomes re-energised, Reiki can be quite a spiritual experience for some.

What does the treatment involve?

Reiki is channelled through the hands. When you place your hands on your own body, or

the body of another person for the purpose of healing you connect with the universal life

force. The wisdom of Reiki then goes to work to bring about healing, balance and whatever

is needed on a holistic level.

                   The best way to understand how Reiki works is to experience it.


  • Where is the treatment performed?
  • The treatment is usually given with the patient lying down. Chakra points are used on the body
  • What type of clothing do I need to wear?
  • None. Reiki can be performed over clothing
  • Is it intrusive?
  • There is very little (if any) touching involved in Reiki treatments
  • How long does a session last?
  • Anywhere from 30-50 minutes usually
  • How many treatments do you recommend?
  • Each case is different but 3 - 5 is normally sufficient
  • Is it a spiritual thing?
  • Many people gain some form of spiritual feeling, this may be a sense of calm or well being or seen as a light or almost electricity flowing
  • I have strong religious beliefs, is it for me?
  • Reiki works on the universal life force, it is none religious and can be used by patients of any faith or denomination