The Japanese word Reiki translates as universal life force energy. This system of healing was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 20 th century. It is a complementary therapy that has been taught and used in the UK since the late 1900’s, but Eastern medicine has for thousands of years worked with this energy, recognising its flow through all living things.
It is based on the principal that the Reiki practitioner channels energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing process of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Reiki can also be received through the practitioner’s hands being gently placed above the patient and also via distant healing.