Reiki means “universal life energy” in Japan, where this therapy originated. It is a healing technique which uses light touch to channel healing energy, relieving physical and emotional pain and promoting clarity.

Your practitioner will rest their hands lightly and gently on your body in a sequence of positions, each one being held for a couple of minutes. Alternatively, they may work “absently” or away from the body.

What can reiki treat?

Reiki can be used to relieve the symptoms of illnesses such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Mental and emotional distress

How often will I need to come?

Treatment frequency depends on the condition being treated. In the first session, your practitioner will give you an estimate of how many sessions will be required and at what frequency.

Further information

For more information about Karen Neil, the Ren Clinic’s reiki practitioner, visit Karen’s personal profile.