“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment” Lao Tzu



Reiki is one of the simplest, oldest and possibly most effective methods of holistic healing known to the civilised world. Pronounced Ray-key, its origins are said to lie in ancient Indian sutras and in Tibetan practices which are thousands of years old. Rei means ‘universal’. Ki is the name for energy, the life force – it is the word the Chinese use to describe the energy which flows along the acupuncture meridians and permeates the physical body.

Despite its ancient origins, the practice of Reiki (which one can either do on oneself or receive in sessions from a Reiki-trained professional) couldn’t be simpler. It consists of little more than placing the hands at specific areas of energy centres in the body. It is currently being used for such diverse purposes as inducing deep relaxation and improving one’s resistance to stress, treating headaches, asthma and arthritis, giving first aid to burns and slowing down blood flow, heightening intelligence, relieving pain and encouraging the body to heal long tern chronic illness. In fact Reiki’s uses appear to be almost as diverse as the universal energy it purports to be drawing on. One famous opera star learned it in order to reduce the wrinkles on her face – she claims with excellent and long lasting results.

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2015 Anna Snow“Everything is energy & that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want & you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” Albert Einstein


Most of the people who give Reiki sessions are health care professionals – doctors and nurses, physiotherapists, osteopaths, occupational  therapists, and tactile therapists. A session takes about an hour and is systematically applied to the body, beginning at the head in four different hand positions covering the eyes, the sinus, the brain, the pineal and pituitary glands, the throat and the thyroid. The person receiving Reiki remains clothed while the practitioner places his hands on the area being treated, leaving them for about 5 minutes in each place.

The giving of Reiki demands no special state of consciousness on the part of either practitioner or the person receiving the Reiki.You don’t have to believe in it for it to work; indeed Reiki is often used on animals and plants to improve their health, as well as on people. If for some reason – like a painful burn – it is not possible to place hands directly on the face and body, then they are held an inch or two from the flesh. Indeed, many Reiki sessions are given through plaster casts, as in the case of broken bones.

After giving Reiki to the head the practitioner then goes on to four different positions on the front of the body, and four on the back. Reiki advocates claim that  these 12 positions provide Reiki to all of the bodies major organs and glands, as well as the circulatory systems. The post-session experience is said to be a most pleasant one in which the body feels balanced, vital, relaxed and integrated, and the mind is calm.

In a way, Reiki is little more than a dramatic heightening of the same natural use of healing energy which is universal to human life – the kind of thing that spontaneously has a mother put her hands over her child’s bruised head when he falls or has us reaching to smooth over a battered shin in a squash game. What makes the giving of Reiki special, according to those who practice it, is that this life energy which is common to us all has been powerfully strengthened and heightened in the Reiki trained person so that he or she has clear access to it for the healing and vitality it brings to the things towards which it is directed.

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**Anne Marie McGlasson Is a Reiki 7A Practitioner and 3B Master teacher. She has been practicing Reiki for more than 24 years. She is Executive Member and Platinum Training Provider with the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (Reiki modality).