“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 nonintrusively, 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.
Reiki energy brings deep relaxation and reduces stress, anxiety and depression. Reiki can help heal on a spiritual, emotional as well as physical level. One treatment is supposed to be physiologically the equivalent of 3 to 4 hours deep sleep.
If you haven't had a reiki treatment it is normal to feel a bit apprehensive about what happens during a treatment. A full Reiki treatment will last about 45 minutes. The Reiki practitioner will complete a short consultation with you before they begin and will be able to explain what happens and answer any questions that you have. During a Reiki treatment you will remain fully clothed and will be lying down throughout the treatment while your Reiki practitioner uses different hand positions to channel the Reiki to you.
At the Embody Massage & Holistic Clinic we have several Reiki Practitioners who can provide reiki treatments during the daytime as well as evening appointments throughout the week.
We also offer gift vouchers for Reiki in Glasgow.