What is Reiki?

Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’, a term used to describe a natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and a positive feeling of spiritual renewal. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system and benefits may include deep relaxation and the promotion of a calm peaceful sense of wellbeing.

The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and comfortably lies on a couch or sits on a chair. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively, on or near the body using their intuition and training as a guide. There is no massage or manipulation. Reiki can be used on the person as a whole, or on specific parts of the body. It is also possible to receive Reiki at a distance.

Reiki is taught by Reiki Master/Teachers, who have trained in the tradition passed on, in person, from Master to student. Students go through a process of initiation/attunement to the Reiki energy. They are then able to treat themselves and others, not only from a personal and emotional perspective, but also as an aid to individual development and spiritual growth.

“I suffered greatly from debilitating tension headaches which was the result of my desk-based job. Regardless of many desk assessments and preventative measures the company took, my shoulders and neck would eventually lock up. I found that a selection of regular therapeutic treatment of the shoulders and neck by Hazel has prevented the muscle tension building up and as a result, the occurrence of these headaches has significantly reduced, to the point where I can enjoy work/life in equal measure”
“You (Hazel) have the innate ability to thoroughly investigate muscle soreness and tension; often identifying areas that need working on that I didn’t even realise needed work. You individually tailor an effective treatment that successfully addresses my muscle pain and leaves me feeling less stressed.”
“If I was to put it simply, I’d say I come to you because you investigate all my lumpy, ouchy bits and iron them out nicely so that I can go about my day feeling human again.”
“I usually come for a massage for general relaxation and well-being. It helps to relieve stress and also allows me to have some time to myself away from a busy schedule. But also to relieve tension/aches and pains in my back and shoulders which in turn improves sleep.”
“In the past, a massage was a treat that I only got around to organising every few years. I first came for treatment as a way to relax and switch off after work, as I was finding work stressful and was left feeling anxious and physically tense. By having a regular massage, it helps both with easing away the physical tensions but also just as importantly supports my mental well-being too, as I can allow myself to properly switch off. “

Services & Treatments


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