Reiki (pronounced “ray -kee”) is a safe, non intrusive hands-on healing technique for balancing the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Reiki is a Japanese word which translates into universal life force energy.


Reiki as a healing practice was developed by Dr Mikao Usui (1865 – 1926) who founded Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui spiritual energy healing method). The story goes that Dr Usui was advised by the Abbot in a Zen Buddhist monastery to meditate to find the answers that he was searching for regarding how Jesus and the Buddha had been able to heal. So, he embarked on a 21 day fasting retreat. On the final day of the retreat, Dr Usui was struck  by a great light which altered his state of consciousness. During this altered state, he saw Sanskrit symbols which he had previously seen in buddhist texts. He  instinctively had a deep understanding of these symbols and received spiritual empowerment. On rushing down the mountain to tell the abbot of his experience he stubbed his toe. When he held his toe he found that the pain stopped and he realised that he had found the healing power that he had been searching for. He called this Reiki.

Dr Usui went to live in the slums offering reiki to the poor and homeless before passing his teachings on to Dr Chujiro Hayashi. Reiki was brought to the west by Mrs Takata who visited Dr Hayashi for Reiki to treat a tumour. She was so pleased with the success of the treatment that she stayed in Japan and trained in the healing system before returning to Hawaii and opening a Reiki clinic.

Mrs Takata developed the system of teaching reiki that exists today.  Reiki is carried out using a series of 12 basic hand positions each held for several minutes. Reiki practitioners are also encouraged to treat themselves with Reiki regularly.

Reiki is a way of life and Dr Usui lived by these five principles of reiki.


The Benefits of Reiki

Reiki helps to clear blockages in a person’s energy field working holistically to heal the whole person spiritually, emotionally, physically and energetically.


Reiki supports the body’s own natural healing system helping to alleviate pain and rid the body of toxins. It can improve our “body wisdom” leading us to make healthier decision regarding diet, exercise and sleep.


Reiki helps people to let go of negative thinking and promotes positivity, peace and serenity. It reduced stress and leads to a state of relaxation.


Reiki balances emotional energy helping to let go of emotions such as jealousy or anger whilst promoting loving qualities.


Reiki is not a religious practice. It works on an energetic and soul level to help people become more accepting of themselves and others, promoting qualities of love, compassion and connectedness.

Reiki Treatment

In a your Reiki treatment we will discuss why you have sought this healing technique. You might wish to formulate an affirmation for me as the Reiki practitioner to focus on during your treatment and you can keep the affirmation in the days following the treatment. You will remain fully clothed on a treatment couch or chair (depending on your preference) whilst I place my hands in various positions on your body. You should feel relaxed and peaceful throughout the treatment and hopefully carry this with you following the treatment.

The reiki treatment space

Cost Of Reiki Treatment

30 Minute reiki taster session £15

60 Minute reiki treatment £25

I am based in Sheffield. Please email for more detail or to book a treatment.

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