Reiki is an ancient healing therapy, based in Buddhism, and dates back around 2500 years. It was rediscovered by Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist Monk, in the mid-1800s and introduced to the Western World in the early 20th century. Pronounced ray-key, it means Universal Life Force (Rei) and Energy (Ki). Universal life force energy flows through all living things and is vital to our well-being.
Reiki is a non-invasive healing therapy that treats patients holistically, working on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels with the purpose of bringing the body back to its natural balance. Once the body is in balance it is more able to promote self-healing, achieve a sense of well-being and calmness. It is a complementary therapy that works effectively alongside conventional medicine.
Reiki isn’t part of any type of religion or belief system.
Reiki is safe with no known side effects and is beneficial to all, from babies to the elderly. Animals and plants also respond well to Reiki.
Reiki has no limitations and is now being used by hospitals, hospices, cancer support groups, private practice, GP surgeries, care centres and care of the elderly. Reiki does not take the place of conventional medicine and you should always consult your GP for problems that concern you. Never stop taking or reduce medication without the approval of your doctor
Reiki training at Como is the traditional Usui method and taught at four levels:
Como courses are accredited by the Guild of Holistic Therapists and carry CPD points.
Reiki training is either in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. You can continue your Reiki training at Como, even though you have been attuned by a different teacher. You will, however, be asked to show your previous certificates.