Karen Stanberry - Yoga Instructor. British Wheel of Yoga Certified


What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name consisting of 2 words Rei and Ki meaning spiritually guided life energy commonly known as Universal Life Energy, an energy which animates us all and is found all around us. Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using "Universal Life Energy" channeled through the practitioner to the recipient.

What does Reiki do?

Reiki helps to harmonise the mind, body and spirit, and is a powerful and gentle healer.  Reiki can be used to assist in pain relief and many ailments such as stress, headaches, stomach upsets, sleeplessness, back problems, respiratory problems, PMT, menstrual problems, sinus, anxiety and many more. 

You do not have to be ill to benefit, Reiki is a system which maintains balance and restores equilibrium, therefore it is ideal to prevent illness and maintain an optimum state of health. 

Please be aware that Reiki should never be used instead of medical treatment, it should be used as a compliment and a way to become and remain healthy.

What does a Reiki treatment consist of?

A treatment lasts for approximately one hour.  The recipient relaxes, fully dressed, on a couch or seated while the healer places her hands on or above the recipient in a sequence of positions from head to feet, mainly where the main energy centres (chakras) are located on both the front and the back of the body. There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions.

What will I experience during a treatment?

Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience.  The recipient may feel heat, feel coolness, a gentle tingling or pulsing sensation.  The breath will slow down and usually the recipient drifts off into a light sleep. These sensations and other feelings come from what the Reiki energy is actually doing in and around your body i.e. adding energy, removing excess energy, balancing, removing blockages etc.  It is also possible that you experience different emotions or thoughts that you had forgotten might pop up.  If they do you are probably supposed to learn something and release them. Some people receive insights on how to solve problems. The experience will differ from person to person and possibly also between different sessions. 

There is no belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive a Reiki treatment.  As in any healing the first step towards a healthier life is a desire to be healed.

A Reiki session is £25 for one hour.  If you are interested in receiving Reiki, please contact Karen for an appointment.