September 08, 2023

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of energetic healing. It is an ancient Japanese art.

Written by

Nicole Biggs

I am very excited to tell everyone that I am a Reiki Practitioner and will now be offering reiki sessions. However, what does that mean?

Reiki is a form of energetic healing. It is an ancient Japanese art. The therapist channels energy from the earth and universe and sends that energy to the client by way of hands-on healing. The energy coming through the therapist then activates the client’s own natural healing energy.

Reki can activate physical, mental, spiritual and emotional healing.

Reki has been shown to help to:

  • relax people,
  • encourage a feeling of balance and wellbeing,
  • relieve stress and tension,  
  • calm emotional turmoil,
  • reduce pain,
  • increase self-healing,
  • stimulate your body’s immune system,
  • promote bone and tissue repair after injury or surgery. 

Reki is a complimentary therapy and so every client should seek expert medical advice on any physical ailment and reiki should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment.

Reki also does not interfere with any medical treatment. Reiki is fantastic when used in conjunction with medicine and has been used very effectively to help support patients after chemotherapy, radiotherapy, kidney dialysis and surgery.

I am a Usui Reiki Practitioner, which is the traditional Japanese form of Reiki using symbols and the body’s chakra system.  I am also an Angelic Reiki Practitioner, which builds on the Usui system and calls upon the healing power of the angels. This is not in any way religious, simply that angels are the highest beings of energy in the universe.

During a Reki treatment the client simply lies on the treatment couch with their eyes closed. Often music is played, candles are lit, and crystals are present to help the client enter into a meditative state. The therapist then places their hands on the clients’ feet, shoulders, or heart and tummy area. The therapist then enters a meditative state and prepares to be used as a bridge for the energy. They then call upon the angels to bring their healing energy to wherever the client needs it the most, for their highest good.

A Reiki treatment is a lovely, relaxing, positive experience.

As Reiki fosters full body alignment, balance and healing it can be used for almost any kind of ailment, however the main ones are listed below.

Reiki can be used to help the following psychological issues:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Grief
  • Obsession and compulsion

Reki can be used to help the following physical issues:

  • Chronic pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Infertility
  • Cancer
  • Parkinsons
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stress related conditions
  • Post surgery and medical treatment

I am therefore delighted to now be offering Reiki as a complementary therapy alongside my counselling, hypnotherapy and coaching work. This can be for current clients, past clients, or indeed to anyone who wants it.

For more information, or just a chat, please contact me on 07742 209312 or

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