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Reiki (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, a term used to describe a natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing & a positive feeling of spiritual renewal. In Eastern medicine systems, this energy – called 'Ki' (Japan), 'Chi' (China) or 'Prana' (India) – flows throughout all living beings & is regarded as vital to maintaining balanced health & wellbeing.


Reiki practice was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century & evolved as a result of his daily self-practice, research, experience & dedication. The practice begins a cleansing process, supporting your wellbeing & strengthening your natural capacity to heal by encouraging your system towards balance. Benefits often include deep relaxation & the promotion of a calm, peaceful sense of wholeness.


The method of receiving a Reiki session from me is straightforward. Your session begins with a pre-consultation to gain an understanding of: your reasons for seeking Reiki; any medical conditions for which you have received a diagnosis; any medications you are taking; any treatments you are receiving; & whether you have any allergies. I will briefly explain Reiki & ask whether you'd prefer a hands-on or hands-off session. Both are as effective as each other. You remain fully-clothed & comfortably lie on a therapy table or sit on a chair. You'll be offered a blanket to keep you warm & a bolster under your knees to support your lower back if laying down. I offer access to Reiki by gently placing my hands non-intrusively, on or near your body using my intuition & training as a guide. Reiki can be offered to you as a whole, or on specific areas of your body. We'll share a post-consultation to complete your session. In addition to receiving a Reiki session in-person, it is also possible to receive Reiki at a distance.


Reiki is suitable for anyone & everyone, & needs to be experienced first-hand to appreciate its healing ability. In my experience most people feel an improvement after a single Reiki session. This builds over a series of sessions to affect recognisable change, leading to improved health & wellbeing.


Reiki is also harmless – there is no massage or manipulation, nothing to ingest or interfere with any medications you are currently taking, & has no known medical contra-indications. My clients frequently share the benefits they have noticed following their Reiki session. Some of these include enjoying better-quality sleep, feeling less anxiety, noticing a reduction in pain levels, diminished medication side effects, a speedier recovery from surgery, greater resilience to stress, finding harmony emotionally, & more.


As yet, scientific technology hasn’t created a device which can reproducibly measure subtle energy fields in the way magnetic or electrical fields are measured. However, there is an increasing body of small-scale clinical studies validating the effectiveness of Reiki practice by: tracking measurable human responses such as blood pressure, respiration rate, & heart rate; observational & anecdotal evidence of medical staff; & patient feedback. Concerted efforts are currently underway to instigate large, well-designed, robust & reproducible studies to provide evidence-based outcomes to support introducing Reiki more widely into integrative medicine departments.

Reiki is welcomed by the NHS as a complementary therapy & there are a number of evidence-based studies into Reiki’s effectiveness currently being undertaken within clinical settings in the United Kingdom. Further afield, Reiki is entering integrative medicine departments & hospice facilities around the world, supporting conventional medical interventions including reducing the severity of acute & chronic pain, anxiety, stress, & depression. Reiki is being introduced to patients pre- & post-surgery, for the relief of medication & treatment side effects – such as with chemotherapy or radiation – & physical therapy.


I invite you to learn more about my Reiki Wellness Package if Reiki is a complimentary therapy you're keen to explore.





Sarah is a fully-qualified Reiki practitioner, UK Reiki Federation member, & Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) Registered. Sarah shares Reiki in accordance with the National Occupational Standard developed by Skills For Health, CNH12 Provide Reiki to Clients (June 2010). Sarah does not prescribe or perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, or interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional.

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