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What is Reiki


Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) is a system of natural healing which originated in Japan. Reiki is applied to the receiver through light touch across a series of hand positions which have been clinically shown to support regulation of the nervous system and promote self-healing.

Reiki is non-dogmatic, non-religious and is incredibly effective.  There are no known contraindications, but there are many physical and mental health benefits.


Being holistic in nature Reiki addresses the individual as a whole rather than treating a specific symptom or body part.  This natural healing system can be used to help anyone, including oneself, and helps to restore a healthy balance to the mind, body and spirit.


Because of the huge physical, mental and emotional benefits of Reiki, it is widely used in hospitals, healthcare and cancer centres across the United States, United Kingdom and Europe.  Reiki is becoming more mainstream in New Zealand, especially during and after the pandemic when a focus on self-care and mental health and wellbeing became more of a primary focus.


Physical Benefits:

  1. Deep relaxation: Reiki promotes a state of deep relaxation, which can help reduce stress and tension in the body.

  2. Pain relief: Reiki has been reported to help alleviate pain, whether it's chronic or acute.

  3. Boosted immune system: By balancing the body's energy, Reiki can potentially support the immune system, aiding in the body's natural healing abilities.

  4. Improved sleep: Many individuals find that Reiki helps them achieve a more restful sleep and enhances their overall sleep quality.

  5. Accelerated healing: Reiki may assist in speeding up the healing process following injuries, surgeries, or illnesses.


Mental Benefits:

  1. Reduced anxiety and stress: Reiki promotes a sense of calm and relaxation, helping to alleviate anxiety and stress-related symptoms.

  2. Mental clarity: Reiki sessions can support mental clarity, focus, and concentration, allowing for better decision-making and problem-solving.

  3. Emotional balance: Reiki can assist in balancing emotions, reducing emotional turmoil, and promoting a greater sense of emotional well-being.

  4. Enhanced creativity: Some individuals experience increased creativity and inspiration after Reiki sessions.

  5. Improved mental resilience: Regular Reiki practice may enhance mental resilience, helping individuals better cope with life's challenges.


Emotional Benefits:

  1. Release of emotional blockages: Reiki can help release emotional blockages or stagnant energy, promoting emotional healing and a greater sense of emotional freedom.

  2. Stress reduction: Reiki sessions help calm the mind and body, reducing the impact of stress on emotional well-being.

  3. Increased self-awareness: Reiki can assist in deepening self-awareness, fostering a greater understanding of one's emotions and patterns of behavior.

  4. Emotional healing: Reiki may support the healing of emotional wounds and traumas, promoting emotional growth and resilience.

  5. Inner peace and contentment: Many people report experiencing a profound sense of inner peace, contentment, and emotional balance after Reiki sessions.


It's important to note that individual experiences may vary, and the benefits of Reiki can be unique to each person.

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