A Brief Overview

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.


The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." 

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. 

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.


The ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life. 


Reiki Lineage


My Teacher

I am incredibly privileged to be studying under Torsten A. Lange who is the founder and principal teacher of the Reiki Academy London. Torsten is a Reiki Master/ Teacher of the Western Lineage of Reiki, as well as a Shinpiden (Reiki Master) of the Japanese Lineage. He trained with renowned Reiki Masters Penelope Quest and Frans Stiene, as well as various other Reiki Masters and spiritual teachers. Torsten endeavours to bring Reiki to life in a way that is practical and accessible, as well as sharing the beautiful philosophy behind this system and the deep healing it offers.

What is Reiki?

The words that follow are not mine, they are Torstens and describe Reiki beautifully:-

'Reiki is generally described as an energy healing system, re-discovered in the early 1900's by Japanese scholar Mikao Usui. 

Here are some key facts how it works: 


  • Reiki is - literally - very hands-on: The energy is transmitted by simply placing your hands on a client - or even on yourself.  
  • Reiki is "truly sustainable energy": The more you give to other people, the more energised you become yourself.
  • Reiki can heal your life - in a truly encompassing sense. Not only does it stimulate your body's innate healing abilities and deal with physical ailments, it goes right down to the root of problems, whether physical, mental, or emotional.
  • Reiki helps to relax and cope with stress, harmonising body and mind, and aiding meditation.
  • Reiki starts a detox process in the body, helping to rid itself of the toxins we take in every day.
  • Reiki increases intuition and will help you to become more aware of your life's purpose.
  • Reiki is a spiritual path, re-connecting you with the power and peace within yourself.
  • Reiki is not a religion. It is simply a tool that works with whatever religious path you have chosen for your life - and equally well, if you do not follow traditional religious beliefs.
  • Reiki is "applied quantum physics". It works on the level that makes the fabric of the universe, slowly un-doing the illusional world that we created.

... and finally: 

  • Reiki will change your life. Once you feel the flow of cosmic energy coming out of your palms, and witness the effect it has on anything it touches, you cannot help but question the established ways of the world'.

Again, for the skeptics out there, do not take my word for it, why not witness this state of grace for yourself.

Poet T.S. Elliot, wrote, “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

The Five Reiki Principles


                                   Set your intention for the day by reciting this powerful mantra every morning.

Reiki Benefits



The benefits of Reiki are limitless, but here are a few that a healing session can help immensely.

  • Insomnia
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Exam Nerves
  • Performance Anxiety (stage fright etc.)
  • Fatigue 
  • Self Loathing
  • Self Defeating Beliefs


For me Reiki is heaven sent and in my experience has proved very effective in lessening the effect of illnesses, pain, medication side effects etc.  Reiki does not cure, or claim to cure any major illnesses, but I can guarantee it will help you in get through any pain and suffering with greater ease.

Reiki promotes a sense of ease and acceptance which in turn allows one to handle any major ailments with grace and peacefulness.

Wishing you all peace and ease.