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Using cutting edge technology combined with other therapies and over twenty years experience our goal is to empower you to take charge of your life at every level - your health, weight, physical, mental and emotional balance.

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a system of natural healing and is the life force inherent in all beings, sentient and insentient. It is possibly thousands of years old, and the technique can be traced back to Tibetan Buddhist monks. It was re-discovered in 1800’s by Mikao Usui. The Usui system of Reiki is very simple but a very powerful healing technique that is easily given. Anyone can learn how to direct Reiki energy consciously. During a Reiki treatment the client remains fully clothed.

Reiki , as taught by Dr. Usui is ultimately a path to enlightenment. To walk the path of enlightenment, it is vital that we are well prepared for the this. Dharma is what prepares us. Dharma is a Sanscrit word that means law. In Buddhist terminology it is used to mean the teachings of the Buddha. In our case Reiki Dharma means the teachings and guidelines of Dr.Mikao Usui, Usui Sensei as he was and still is called in Japan to this day.

Usui Sensei                   Usui's personal Kanji

How does Reiki work?
Life force energy flows within the physical body through the pathways called chakras, meridians and around our bodies within a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. Disrupting this life force causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. The life force is also responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body. The Reiki energy restores the balance of the Life Force energy taking the body out of dis-eased state and back into total wellness. Because Reiki is channelled the Reiki practitioner's energies are never depleted. In fact, the Reiki consciousness considers both practitioner and client to be in need of healing, so both receive treatment. Because of this, giving a treatment always increases one's energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feelings of well-being. Learning Reiki makes you aware of the energy flow and enables you to direct energy at will.

Can anyone learn Reiki?
Yes. Dr. Usui himself says in his Reiki handbook that anyone regardless of their age can learn Reiki. Reiki is very easy to learn, and is not dependent on intellectual capacity, spiritual development or religious beliefs. It is therefore available to everyone, of any age or background. Reiki is taught or ‘handed down’ by a Reiki Master. 

What are Reiki symbols?
The Reiki symbols are tools to help us direct energy like keys that open doors to a higher mind. The symbols trigger a belief and with your full intention the symbols helps the user to get the results intended. Once you have learned to direct energy with the help of the symbols, I encourage you to let them go. After you have crossed the river you don’t need to carry the ferryboat on your shoulders for the rest of your life!

How many Reiki symbols are used in Japan?
The three symbols to the second degree. The master symbol is apparently used sparingly.

What happens in a Reiki initiation?
The initiation into Reiki reminds you of your innermost energetic nature. It is not that the Reiki teacher opens your internal channel- this channel is open in each and every one of us already. If it were closed we would not be able to live. Unawareness is our greatest shortcoming. The Reiki initiation draws our attention to the energetic aspects of consciousness. Let’s test this with a little experiment: focus your attention on the tip of your nose for a few moments. You will suddenly feel it, as if it had not been there before! But the truth is that you were simply not aware of it before, it has been there as long as you have! The same is true for the energy that runs in our bodies: the moment we become aware of it, it begins to be felt.
The more attention we give it, the more we feel it. The more we feel it the more we connect to the energy that surrounds us. And in this circle of energy we realise the one-ness with all beings, sentient and insentient.
But a word of warning the Reiki initiation will not instantly turn you into a more spiritual being. You will still have to do the work on yourself. But it will be very enjoyable!

How many levels of training are there?
Reiki is generally taught in 3 or 4 levels depending on your teacher’s viewpoint.
I teach to 4 levels which are:- 

Level I (Shoden Level)

Level II (Okuden Level)

Master Practitioner/Advanced (Shihan-Kaku)

Master Teacher (Shihan)


Energy Master/Teacher (Usui Reiki, Tibetan Reiki, Raku Kei Reiki, Original 7 Degree system and Seichem Reiki.)

About Bryan – your Master Teacher
Bryan became interested in alternative therapies after being diagnosed with ME back in 1993 and has learned many healing modalities. He became a Reiki Energy Master/Teacher in 1999, encompassing 7 Reiki styles, Usui Reiki, Tibetan Reiki, Raku Kei Reiki, Original 7 Degree system, Seichim Reiki, Seichem Reiki and Karuna Reiki. Since this time Bryan has learned the Original Techniques of Usui Sensei, which he simply calls Japanese Reiki. It help’s to increase your intuition and with more techniques available in your Reiki armoury it enables you to get straight to the problem!

Master/Teachers in Usui Reiki, Tibetan, Karuna™, Seichim, Seichem, Original 7 Degree System, Raku Kei Reiki Healing Systems