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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing

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West London Reiki is situated in the heart of Ham, West London.


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Everything you need to know about Reiki and your Reiki treatment

What Is Reiki?

Reiki can be defined as the following:

“A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.”

The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words: Rei, which means "Higher Power"; and Ki, which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "universal life force energy". It is not based on any belief, faith or suggestion; it is universal to all.

The original Reiki system of healing was developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th century. It is a non-invasive complementary therapy that has been taught and used in the UK since the late 1900s. However, Eastern medicine has for thousands of years worked with this energy, recognising its flow through all living things and working with the understanding that we are all connected: both to each other and to the world around us—like energy. In recent times, Reiki has morphed into countless streams and interpretations, the most common being Usui Shiki Ryoho—or, the Western lineage.

Reiki supports orthodox medicine or can be used alone. However, it is important to establish that, while effective as a complementary medicine, Reiki is not a replacement for traditional medication or treatment; if you have a concern about your health, it is important to consult your doctor.

Mikao Usui
Founder of Usui Reiki Ryoho

Science & Reiki...

While modern medicine is a wonderful and indispensable thing, it’s unfortunate that since the birth of modern or scientific medicine in the 19th Century, previous doctrines of medicine—both clinical and holistic, those upheld for thousands of years—have been largely overwritten, undervalued or even wholly dispensed with in favour of a medical doctrine that conforms to a modern paradigm: statistical, evidence and research based; in other words, scientifically proven medicine. While this may seem logical, it also highlights a problem. In the case of acupuncture, for example, we have discounted a complex medical system that has existed for and expanded over two thousand years of clinical observation—this due only to its foundation in a language and/or philosophy that does not adhere to today’s thinking; also, the fact that past research on the subject doesn’t meet the criteria for research in a modern Western context. Essentially, the value of practical and long term experience, all the intangible—including spirituality, has been removed and is missing from much modern care. Excitingly, though, and now with the help of science, this seems to be changing…

Reiki, while a much newer form of complementary treatment, is, perhaps, no different. After all, as modern science would suggest: everything is energy; everything is connected. This is the very foundation of Reiki. According to string theory, all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments and membranes of energy. These vibrations occur at different frequencies: some of which we can see—like matter; others, which we cannot—like energy, or air. String theory supposes that other dimensions to the universe beyond our ability to observe must exist.

Scientific research using quantum physics is starting to help us to understand how Reiki may work to benefit the individual. It has been suggested that in years to come, it may be known as energy medicine based on scientifically measurable energy emitted from the healer’s hands. There is much to learn and more research is necessary before a definitive explanation can be given, but research is producing very interesting results...

  • What are the benefits of reiki?

    As illness can lead to times of great stress, times of stress can lead to illness and imbalance; and, so, the cycle begins…

    Reiki can help us cope by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to the mind, emotions and body—this, in turn promoting healing on an infinitely greater level. Treatments are easily adaptable to patients and most medical conditions, and may be used safely in any situation and by people of all ages.

    Many healthcare professionals accept Reiki as a useful complementary therapy; Reiki can have far reaching and unexpected results and is now being used increasingly within a mainstream context, including in private practice, complementary therapy centres, GP surgeries, hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, drug rehabilitation, prisons, HIV/AIDS centres, and in the care of the elderly; it has helped people with chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, depression, trauma, neurodegenerative disorders, fatigue syndromes, infertility, cerebral palsy, recovery from stroke – the list goes on and on. Reiki is also used to support conventional medical care in post-operative recovery and in reducing the side effects of medication, radiation and chemotherapy.


    A Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied. A session is usually carried out with the client lying down but can also be given while seated or even standing. The client always remains fully clothed.

    At your first appointment, I will take a short case history prior to discussing treatment options; we will also discuss what may have brought you to treatment, including any concerns you may have.

    Prior to treatment, you will be asked for your preference of a hands-on or hands-off treatment. Either way, there is no massage or manipulation, and both are equally effective. I will then place my hands gently on or over the body in a series of hand positions: standard positions include the head, shoulders, stomach and feet; however, more specific positions and techniques may be used based on your individual needs.

    Following your treatment, of paramount importance is to to be kind to yourself and to accept whatever may come as being right for you and your own healing process: mentally, emotionally and physically speaking. I recommend drinking lots of water in order to keep hydrated and to assist the process over the days following treatment. It can also be helpful to take a moment following your treatment to allow some reflection or quiet time; this often just helps to ground oneself before re-engaging with our busy lives and schedules.

  • What does a Reiki treatment feel like?

    What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person: feelings of deep relaxation; a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds the body; tingling; warmth; coolness; a whole host of other sensations, or, indeed, nothing at all.

    As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings, a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep, report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

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West London Reiki

West London Reiki is situated in the heart of Ham, West London.

Within a stone’s throw of Richmond Park, the Thames and all that Ham has to offer – local cafes, restaurants, boutique shops, river walks, etc., we are perfectly placed to provide an escape from the fast pace of modern living.

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* parking available upon request
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Ben is qualified in the Usui Shiki Ryoho (Western) and Usui Reiki Ryoho (Japanese) traditions of Reiki.

* Practitioner Member of the UK Reiki Federation
* CNHC Registered
* DBS Checked

* Full professional liability insurance

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Feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have regarding treatments or if you have any other queries