Reiki (Ray-Key) comes from the Japanese words ‘rei’ meaning universal and ‘ki’ meaning life force. Every living thing has life force or energy and when it flows freely and is balanced we are healthy and happy. When the energy level is low or imbalanced we are more susceptible to illness and stress.

Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of healing that has been practiced by healers and Buddhist monks for centuries: rebalancing and replenishing energies in the body, stimulating our natural ability to heal ourselves.

Reiki helps to rebalance mental, emotional and physical elements within the body. It is not a cure for any kind of illness or stress, but can help to relieve related symptoms and strengthen the immune system. Reiki is often used in the treatment of the following:

• Fatigue – related disorders (M.E/CFS)
• High/Low blood pressure
• Arthritis
• Back and joint pain
• Pre menstrual tension
• Menopausal symptoms
• Anxiety/Depression
• Insomnia
• Eczema and psoriasis
• All stress related problems

What happens during a treatment

Reiki is a gentle touch therapy which includes deep relaxation and promotes healing.Reiki  at The Retreat

The treatment lasts up to 1 hour 15 minutes. You begin by lying fully clothed on your back and the therapist holds their hands on or above the energy centres in your body. Each position is held for around 3 minutes. You may feel sensations of warmth, tingling or cold. The therapist works steadily down the body from the head to the feet.

Once the treatment is complete you will be left alone to relax (many clients sleep during Reiki) and afterwards you may enjoy some refreshment in a relaxing environment.

Drumming Reiki uses a traditional Native American drum to enhance the treatment and boost the energy flow. Your whole body will be ‘drummed’ allowing you to feel the vibrations travelling through your body and removing energy blockages and altering your brainwaves to a relaxing level.

How often should I have Reiki?

You may have Reiki treatments as often as you wish, as part of a course or as an individual ‘one off’ treatment. If you would like to try a shorter 30 minute treatment then please feel free to do so.

For the treatment of specific problems an initial course of 4 treatments, each a week apart, is recommended. After this treatments on a fortnightly or monthly basis would be advised.

For general well-being treatments on a monthly basis are recommended.

During pregnancy we recommend treatments on a monthly basis with additional rebalancing treatments should you feel the need for a top up.