The Japanese word reiki can be translated as 'spiritually guided life force' and refers to the universal energy which underlies all things.

Reiki healing is a gentle healing practice in which the 'ki' or 'universal life force energy' is channelled, enabling it to flow freely to areas of the body that have become depleted or blocked. It is a high vibrational light energy and its nature means it is something that is received rather than given.

In the Usui system of Reiki, the word healing is used in the sense of regaining harmony and wholeness and addresses the whole being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

As Reiki can be done with hands on or off the body, it can be received during massage or reflexology, or as a treatment on its own.

Reiki is known to instill feelings of peace, calm and clarity.