A spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. It’s made up of two Japanese words: Rei which means “God’s wisdom of higher power”, and Ki which is “life force energy”. Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It’s spiritual in nature, not a religion and has no dogma and will work whether you believe it or not. We live in a world of energy that nourish and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of wellbeing. It may be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and help emotional support during recovery. Reiki is a safe and soothing treatment that can be comforting when life is tough. The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful when we feel overwhelmed or disconnected. When there is a sense of emotional isolation Reiki treatments can bring a feeling of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life. Benefits you may encounter include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing. A feeling of a sensation of heat, tingling, experience seeing colors or having a n emotional response indicating that a shift take place towards restored harmony. “As running water smoothed the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself”.