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I get many questions about what Reiki is and thought it could be good to write a little description 🙂

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a japanese word that consists of rei, that means “universal” and ki, that means “life force energy” it’s like the Chinese chi or India’s prana – universal life force energy, the highest know energy level. Reiki healing have roots in thousands of year old traditions from Tibet, amongst others. The technique I work with was founded by dr Mikao Usui who lived in japan 1865-1926. These have since been further developed by William Lee Rand who founded “The International Reiki Center for training” and it’s from this curriculum and ethical guidelines that I work and teach. 

Reiki is an energy medicine that unlocks tension, both physical and mentally, it reduces stress, is deeply relaxing, increases well being and helps the body’s own healing powers. It’s available to everyone and is not dependent on one’s intellectual or spiritual capacity or any religion. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. 

How does it work?

Life force flows within us though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis and around us th the aura. When this flow of life force is disrupted ir created blockages or tension. Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

What can I use Reiki for?

Sleep problems, anxiety, stress, headaches, muscle aches, mental and physical tensions, to name a few – it can be used for so much. Many physical disorders have a psychological or emotional root cause; aches and tensions are often caused by stress, sadness, anxiety and repressed feelings. When we dissolve and release the physical tension, emotions sometimes surface and you get an opportunity to process and heal them. Reiki cannot cure diseases but is used as complementary health care at hospitals in countries such as the United Kingdom, USA, Germany. For example they help cancer patients with anxiety and pain, help increase their quality of life and provide increased energy to better get through recovery.

I am Karuna® Reiki Master, in the Holy Fire® III teaching, and offer treatments and classes. For more information contact me at:


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