Reiki was developed by Buddhist Monk Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 1900s. Rei means universal, spirit and Ki is life force energy, the energy that flows through all living things.

Reiki is a hands-on natural energy healing technique that helps to restore balance and harmony to the mind, body, heart and spirit. Reiki is a powerfully healing technique that can not only help with physical pain and symptoms but also with emotional healing that may be limiting you or holding you back in living your true, authentic life.

Reiki has so many positive benefits for the mind and body;

  • It deeply relaxes the body and mind.
  • It promotes peace and well-being within.
  • Relieves the body of physical pain and symptoms.
  • It helps reduce stress and anxiety and helps clear the mind.
  • It compliments conventional medicine and other complementary treatments. (It is often covered in insurance policies too as more and more research and statistics is gathered confirming its healing benefits.)
  • It increases our energy and focus.
  • It aids better sleep.
  • It works on a cellular level as it balances energy and helps release old patters, beliefs and emotional issues. It helps get the ‘issues out of our tissues’.
  • It boosts the immune system and enables out natural abilities to detox and heal.
  • It can deepen your own connection to our deep wisdom within our heart and spirit.

Everything has energy. Ancient cultures all over the world have worked with and known about our energy field, aura, spirit, prana, Chi, Qi, Ki for thousands of years. In the recent decades scientists have further investigated the physics and biology behind these ancient traditions and found them to be true, measurable and have even been able to document the difference in our bodies before, during and after treatments using bioelectromagnetic instruments.


When we are tired, ill, stressed or anxious our energy is low as it is blocked from moving freely around the body. These blockages disrupt the flow of energy to our organs, systems and tissues leading to imbalance and or dis-ease within our bodies. Reiki is designed to dissolve blockages within and around our energy field, to allow the energy to move freely again, restoring balance within our minds, body and spirit.


How does it do this? Well, there is a rule in physics that says energy must balance. When high energy and low energies are connected, the energies flow between high and low until they equalise. Reiki is energy at a higher frequency than our normal energy and so it helps to balance and equalise the low energy within and around the body. The Reiki practitioner will work on the seven main energy centres within the body also known as the chakras. Each chakra has its own function and is linked to a systems and organs within the body.

A Reiki therapy session is about 60 minutes and is a lovely, nurturing, relaxing therapy that everyone should try at least once. It really is hard to explain until you experience it for yourself. Reiki therapy can relax, rejuvenate, restore, revive, heal, balance and so much more!!

If you want to know more information about what to expect or want to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact me.



I had heard of Reiki as a way of healing through my dad. It had suffered with stomach problems and found Reiki very beneficial for pain management and relief. I was very sceptical initially. I knew Mel through work but I wasn’t sure if I could “buy into” the hands on / off healings things, but I wasn’t feeling well. I was suffering from stomach problems myself and it was impacting my health, my social life and indeed my life at school. Mel recommended a Reiki session to me and to be honest at that point I really didn’t have anything to lose. 

 Mel was so kind and reassuring. She explained what she would be doing during the session and I was happy enough to continue.  I was amazed at how much heat and energy I felt, especially around my tummy area, during the Reiki. I can’t explain the feeling of calm and reassurance I had after the session. I felt so much lighter. I was able to sleep through the night. My fiancé even commented on my mood and how we were able to go out for food without worrying about my tummy issues. It helped so much, I haven’t been as sick since and that was almost a year ago!

I suffer from anxiety and can sometimes get stressed out. I attended a few Reiki sessions with Mel. It helped me calm and feel grounded. I was able to sleep better. My mood improved and helped me to improve my self-esteem and wellbeing. Mel is a wonderful practitioner. She helped me in more ways that I ever could have imagined. She helped me to find calm in all the busyness and helped me improve my mental health and physical health. Thank you so much Mel! I would highly recommend Mel without hesitation as a Reiki practitioner. She is truly wonderful at what she does!



I felt a sense of calm and relief when I attended Mel for Reiki, I found the session helped to bring the balance back to where it should be. Definitely an uplifting experience after being sceptical of its effects in the past.



I recently went to Mel for a Reiki session and couldn’t recommend her enough!! I really enjoyed the session and felt so much better after. Mel was great at explaining things and took the time to make sure I felt safe and comfortable. I’ll definitely be back for more.


I was sceptical about reiki as a practice until I went to Mel. An amazing sense of peace washed over me during and after the session. When the stresses and strains of life are being thrown at us sometimes it is difficult to cope. I’d highly recommend it for tuning into your own positive energy and balancing the mind and body.