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What is Reiki?

Reiki definition : Oxford English dictionary

'Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being'.

It is however, also widely accepted that Reiki can be given and received equally effectively hands-off or via distant healing.

Reiki energy explained further


The Japanese word ‘Reiki’ literally translates as universal life force energy and this system of healing was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. It is a non-invasive complementary therapy that has been taught and used in the UK since the late 1900s, but Eastern medicine has for thousands of years worked with this energy, recognising its flow through all living things. It is not based on any belief, faith or suggestion and scientific research using quantum physics is starting to help us to understand how reiki may work to benefit the individual. It has been suggested that in years to come it may be known as energy medicine based on scientifically measurable energy emitted from the healer’s hands.

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Why might you want a Reiki session?


Reiki helps to restore the body’s natural balance, supporting the mind, body and personal strength. It may assist with physical aspects as well as mental and emotional issues. In animals, addressing emotional issues can lead to an improvement in certain behavioural aspects too.

This therapy generally creates a state of relaxation in both people and animals and as a consequence it may aid stress reduction. In addition to offering physical and emotional comfort, it can produce a greater feeling of overall well-being, and encourage an improved sense of self. Many people seek Reiki also to assist with recovery from injury and illness, and when suffering from many other health matters. 
Because Reiki is holistic it will always work for an individual’s highest good and seeks to focus on addressing the root cause of an issue rather than just the symptoms, however no specific result can ever be guaranteed.


Other information you need to know


Reiki is safe for adults, children, mothers–to–be, babies and animals. It supports conventional medicine or can be used alone but is not a replacement for traditional medication or treatments. However, in the case of animals with health issues, owners should confirm that the animal has been seen by a veterinary surgeon to obtain a diagnosis. Reiki Practitioners do not diagnose the health problem.

Distant Reiki can be sent to both people and animals and is ideal when the client is too far away to travel to their Reiki Practitioner, when it may be inappropriate or inconvenient to be with a Reiki Practitioner at the time that Reiki is sought and for animals in a number of situations.  As Reiki is a form of energy therapy, a Reiki Practitioner's work can travel any distance and has been shown to be just as effective whether given in person or from many miles away. 

What to expect in a Reiki session

‘Reiki is given in a quiet environment to people fully clothed, sitting down or lying on a treatment couch often with relaxing music.

When a Reiki Practitioner places his/her hands on or near a person or animal, the therapy practitioner will normally detect areas of higher energy sensitivity for example through heat and tingling in their hands, indicating that these are areas that could benefit from this 'healing’ energy.

When Reiki energy flows, the recipient will often feel warmth from the practitioner’s hands and a sense of calm relaxation typically follows although other feelings or benefits are possible. 

In the case of animals, Reiki is generally offered to them in their own familiar surroundings. They naturally tend to have a better understanding of this energy than humans and will typically choose how much to take and even move their body round so that the area they wish to be treated is closest to the practitioner's hands.

Trying Reiki for the first time


You can be assured of a good quality professional service at the Reiki Experience. 


Every Reiki Practitioner trained by the Reiki Experience will be a well-qualified therapy practitioner, having demonstrated significant expertise before being awarded Reiki Practitioner status. We abide by the professional code of ethics and conduct for our respective therapy and are committed to continuous professional development. 


Feel free to call or email if you'd like more information. There is no obligation to book an appointment or training.



If you would like to book a treatment, please see price details and a few of my many testimonials below:
Rates for therapy sessions with The Reiki Experience


£40 per hour                 

£30 per 45 mins            

£20 per 30 mins           

Reiki treatments are typically in our treatment room but if unable to travel, Reiki may be offered distantly or for an additional travel cost at your venue.

For enquiries regarding multiple treatments at places of work please email Reiki can be a lovely service to offer staff who are stressed and improved relaxation and 'stress reduction' may help to both reduce absence and enhance performance.

Reiki  Testimonials

"Thank you Sue for an unbelievable Reiki experience. The different it has made to my knees and overall feelings. Your work has made the movement a vast improvement, the pain more manageable. I would never have believed the different it could make to my life. Thank you again."


"I hadn't had Reiki before but it was so relaxing and I felt a benefit as soon as the treatment had finished. After 2 treatments from Sue my trapped nerve discomfort and emotional state were substantially improved. I can honestly say that it was the best money I have ever spent!" 

"After just one treatment on my broken arm from Sue the doctor couldn't believe I had so little discomfort"


"Following Sue's 4 reiki sessions I feel better than I have done in 4 years!"

"Thanks for the reiki Sue, I've not had such a relaxing  night's sleep in ages!"

"I was sceptical about Reiki until I hurt my shoulder and was in considerable discomfort. Sue sent me two doses of Reiki over the following 36 hours  and I couldn't believe the difference. I felt fine again the morning after the second treatment"


“Reiki helped me when nothing else seemed to be working. Thanks Sue"

"On August 2017 Sue visited me for the first time. She did some Reiki healing and it was wonderful. Now, June 2018, Sue still comes and gives me Reiki healing. I have more energy and just feel well all round. I hope she never stops coming to top me up".


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