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Reiki - Inviting In Your Own Healing


With V. Price, Reiki Master and Teacher (UK Reiki Federation)

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of holistic healing.  Reiki, pronounced ‘ray-key’, meaning life force energy, was rediscovered by Mikao Usui in the 1800's, and developed as a non-invasive, safe and relaxing therapeutic treatment. It works by balancing and strengthening the body's natural energy healing centres, within ourselves.

Many of us have experienced the great feelings of wellbeing that we get from being in a forest, garden or on the beach. It’s no coincidence that it’s because nature has an intense healing and restorative effect on us when we give it our time. Yet we don’t question it, because we know it to be so.

Reiki is no different, it harnesses healing energy from an even higher place than we can experience in the outdoors, with a specially trained, and attuned, practitioner. 


Where does the energy come from?

Energy is all around us, all the time. In the earth, our water, the atmosphere, in space. Energy flows everywhere and it helps us live our lives. Think of gravity, electricity, solar energy, plant growth, waves, volcanic heat, tides and so on, energy is infinite, and humans don’t create it.


So how does Reiki work?

The Reiki practitioner works by channelling energy with divine guidance, that means they have spiritual assistance to help deliver healing into the client. Reiki isn’t a religion in any way, and no particular beliefs are needed by the client, only an open mind to receive the healing.

Reiki works on the whole person (holistic), in other words it helps all aspects of the physical, emotional, spiritual and the mind.  Many clients find that it helps support physical healing, and also benefits mental health, particularly anxiety and emotional imbalances.


What happens during a session, and what does it feel like?

After a chat about the client’s general health, the client will be invited to either lay on a comfortable reiki couch, or sit in a chair, remove only their shoes and coat, and to just relax and let the practitioner do their work. Depending on the client’s preference, the practitioner will position their hands over the body in specific places, these are called energy chakras, usually beginning at the head and ending at the feet. Other areas of the body can be requested to have extra healing too, or the practitioner may sense that certain spots need more healing than others.

The ‘healing’ means the delivery of the energy from the hands, which doesn’t necessary require actually touching the client, instead they can be hovered above the body.

You may experience a sense of deep relaxation or fall asleep, or you may feel emotional, some people sense tingling or an energy rush in their body. Each person will experience it uniquely, and whatever that is, is right for you. Many people describe it as incredible experience. Most practitioners will play soothing music and dimmed lighting in the background, and some may also use crystals to amplify the energy and healing.


Is Reiki safe for everyone?

Yes, Reiki can be practised on a person of any age, including babies, where it can help an infant after a traumatic birth for example. Reiki is non-invasive, it can be used to help support patients with challenging health problems by easing symptoms, pain and stress, and by promoting relaxation.

Whilst Reiki cannot be claimed to ‘heal diseases’, it can be of enormous beneficial support. It is increasingly used in hospitals and hospices, and is recognised by the NHS as a useful complementary therapy.

Reiki can help increase healing in the body even when the client isn’t aware of exactly where the root of the problem is, as it automatically goes to where it is needed. So, whilst it is easy to request attention for a sore left knee, it is trickier to pinpoint that headaches might be deriving from stress in the heart chakra, which has built up as a result of something unrelated. That’s the beauty of Reiki, it’s divine-assisted energy will know exactly where to go.

Some clients like to return regularly for Reiki sessions to help them manage stressful lives, which in turn improves many physical symptoms in the body, and greatly impacts general well-being.


So how can it help me?

Because Reiki does promote a deep state of relaxation, with that comes a decrease in anxiety and worry, and helps to regulate the build up of negative energies within the body. Reiki practitioners help remove these ‘blockages’ of energy, allowing a healthier and more balanced state to emerge.

Adding Sound Therapy to the Reiki


Having the Tibetan Singing Bowls provide Sound Therapy during your Reiki session is optional.   Handcrafted in the Himalayas, these sacred bowls are carefully sourced to ensure that a pure, healing sound is produced when used by the specially trained practitioner.  The bowls can be used on the body or nearby, at the client's preference, to provide a deep and resonating vibration into the body along with the Reiki.  This affect will deepen relaxation and healing, allowing energy to reach into the muscles, bones and chakras, which feels soothing and restorative.  They also help to remove energy that has become stuck, including emotions and memories that continue to affect the body.


To make an appointment...


Tel:  07485 - 101904



Things to note . . .


Reiki shouldn’t be used in place of seeking traditional medical advice from a doctor. It can however be explored alongside traditional  treatments, or for which they recommend improved well-being would improve one’s health.  Please consult your doctor if you have questions about Reiki's suitability for your health conditions.

Reiki Sessions . . . £ 40.00 - £75.00

V. Price, Reiki Master and Teacher, is registered with UK Reiki Federation.

Payment may be made via bank card or cash at the time of the appointments.

Reiki Sessions are held in the cosy garden studio in Wootton, near Bedford.  Easy parking is available outside, and the No. 53 and C1 buses from Bedford stops nearby.  Please note, there is a small step up on a decking area to access the cabin.  Ideally you will need to be able to lay down on a treatment couch (a step can be provided).  If you are unable to lie down, the treatment could be arranged in a seated position instead.

Toilets - there is no toilet in the cabin, however a toilet is available if necessary in the house.  Where possible, please ensure you are comfortable before arriving.


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