What is Reiki?

The Japanese word ‘Reiki’ can be translated as ‘universal life energy’. We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us and we experience a sense of wellbeing.

Sharon Mortimer – Reiki Master

sThis tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. It is his traditional style, open to any belief.

Usui precepts

“Just for today do not anger, do not worry; be humble; be honest in your dealings with people, be compassionate towards yourself and others.”

Reiki treatment

The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair to relax. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas.

Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time and you may or may not feel sensations during Reiki treatment. The most common feelings are reported, include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.

Reiki can be wonderful for pregnant women; treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for mums to be. Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not predict any specific outcome from treatment. If people are concerned about their symptoms, they should see a medical doctor.


Sessions are 50 minutes.


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How does Reiki Work?
Reiki involves working with an energy that could be described as chi or prana (used by practitioners of tai chi and yoga) and some people see Reiki energy as a way of drawing down divine light to bring peace and heal.
How much Reiki would I need?
A single session may be sufficient, but it depends what you take from it and many choose to have more than one. You can choose a short course or perhaps come weekly or monthly for as long as you want.
There are no known contra-indications for Reiki. It is a non-intrusive treatment that can be delivered in a variety of settings and requires no special equipment.