Reiki is a Japanese word that means universal energy. Practitioners believe this energy flows through all living things, and is vital to wellbeing.

For a reiki session you lie down or sit in a comfortable position. You don't need to remove any clothes and the practitioner places his/her hands in a series of positions on or over the body. The theory is that energy flows from the practitioner to the client, who can then use that energy to improve his/her own physical, emotional or spiritual wellbeing. Clients may feel sensations such as warmth, coolness, tingling or nothing at all. Normally a series of sessions is recommended.

Reiki may aid relaxation, relieve stress and promote a feeling of calm. Practitioners believe it can stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms and balance the emotions. It is a complementary therapy that can be used alongside conventional treatments. Reiki is a gentle and safe therapy.

For more information contact The UK Reiki Federation