Reiki is an ancient Japanese method of healing using your hands. Reiki was developed by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui in 1922 and uses a technique called palm healing. The underlying philosophy of Reiki is that if your ‘life-force’ energy is low, you are more likely to be unwell or stressed. If it is high, you are more capable of being happy and feeling well. Reiki aims to allow energy in your body to flow freely, releasing blockages allowing you to feel relaxed, at peace and more energetic. Reiki is a natural form of healing therapy that promotes relaxation and wellbeing and increases your energy levels, but is not a treatment for illness or dis-ease.