What is Reiki

an insight to what will happen

Reiki meditation can make you feel the universal energy in your body through which you can experience immense relief. The practise involves placing hands on specific points on / over your body and/ or visualising symbols to facilitate healing experiences.

The Benefits are:

  • help you to feel deeply relaxed
  • help you cope with difficult situations
  • relieve emotional stress and tension
  • help to improve overall wellbeing


Reiki is a type of complementary therapy. I as a reiki practitioner place my hands lightly above your body. One of the main aims is to help you relax.


  • The Japanese word Reiki means universal energy.
  • It aims to relax you, ease stress and tension and help your overall well being.
  • There is no scientific evidence that reiki can help prevent, treat or cure illnesses.

Reiki is a Japanese healing art that was developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th century. It is pronounced ray-key. You might also hear it called Reiki energy, Usui system of Reiki and therapeutic touch. 

The Japanese word reiki means universal energy. Eastern medicine systems work with this energy, which they believe flows through all living things and is vital to well being. The energy is known as 'Ki' in Japan, 'Chi' in China and 'prana' in India. Reiki isn't part of any type of religion or belief system.

A reiki practitioner aims to change and balance the ‘energy fields’ in and around your body to help on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level.


How you have it

On your first visit, I will ask you about your general health and medical history. I will ask you why you would like to have reiki and discuss your treatment session with you.

You do not get undressed for treatment. You usually take your shoes and coat off and have it sitting or lying down. You can have your eyes open or closed.

We usually dim and have soft  lights and play soothing music. I then place my hands a few inches above your body. My hands move across your body, usually starting at your head and working down to your feet, but may focus on a particular area of the body, depends where I feel the energy is drawing me to.

The aim is to move and balance the 'energy' within and around your body. And to get rid of any energy blocks to encourage healing and strengthen your energy. You might feel a tingling sensation, a deep relaxation, or warmth or coolness throughout your body. Or, you might not feel anything at all. This doesn’t mean the treatment isn’t working.

A session usually lasts between 30 minutes and an hour. It is said and we feel you will get the best results from 3 sessions within a fairly short space of time. Then take a break before having more treatments.

You might feel thirsty after a session. It can help to drink plenty of water which of course we will provide when you arrive and avoid strong caffeine based drinks, such as coffee / tea. You might feel deeply relaxed, and resting at home afterwards can help you get the full benefit of the treatment. 

Reiki can be sent remotely, over a distance. So you can be in your own home having reiki from a Reiki Practitioner  elsewhere.


Carl Elsby Reiki Master does not diagnose, advise, treat, or provide cures for any medical condition. Our focus is on sharing information on holistic and natural healing methods through previous studies, examples, guidelines, books etc. and to help others lead a more positive, healthy lifestyle through learning about natural and holistic methods.