We are delighted to announce that Esme is now a qualified Reiki practioner and will soon be able to offer Reiki treatments at the salon.

What is Reiki?
Reiki is a  simple, natural, safe and powerful complementary therapy method of spiritual healing and self-improvement founded by Mikao Usui in Japan, in the early part of the 20th century.


Reiki, pronounced ‘ray-key’, is a gentle and effective system of healing which activates the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. As a natural healing system, it can benefit everyone, from young children to adults and is a safe, non-invasive treatment.

The name Reiki originates from the Japanese words ‘rei’ meaning ‘universal’ and ‘ki’ meaning ‘energy’. This universal energy is channelled through the practitioner to the recipient and works on all levels of the mind, body, emotion and spirit, allowing for total harmony and balance to be restored. Reiki can also promote self development, therefore allowing you to be at your optimum to deal with all aspects of life.

Treatments with Reiki energy reduce stress within the body, thereby inducing a state of relaxation. The body can then be allowed to begin the healing process. It is an extremely relaxing experience and the benefits are immediate. All diseases and ailments can be helped with Reiki and it is safe to use in conjunction with other complementary therapies and conventional medical treatments. Reiki produces a feeling of total wellbeing and this has a very positive effect on the immune system.

Reiki is suitable for most people, whatever their age, but there are certain conditions which Esme needs to be aware of and may have to adapt the treatment accordingly.

What are the benefits of Reiki?
• Balances organs and glands and their bodily functions.
• Increased energy
• Release of stress
• Promotion of self healing
• Release of blocked and suppressed feelings
• Pain Relief
• The healing of body, mind and spirit
• Strengthening of the immune system
• Clearing of toxins
• Helps develop positive attitude
• Balances subtle energy system
• Enhanced personal awareness

What does a Reiki Treatment Involve?

It is advisable to wear comfortable, loose clothing. You will lie on the therapy couch with pillows and blankets if needed. During the treatment Esme will lay her hands on different positions on the head, body, arms, legs or feet and the aura around the body (hands off). The whole session may consist of all hands on, all hands off or a combination of both.

There isn’t usually any verbal communication throughout the session, to allow the client to relax and Esme to be fully focussed on the channelling of Reiki. At the end of the session the Therapist will gently tap you on the shoulder and allow you to slowly get off the couch in your own time.

During the treatment you may feel a very slight tingling, heat, or energy, or nothing at all. The sensations or lack of are not a barometer of the Reiki, they are just how your particular body senses energy. You may feel a peace and calm in your mind or physically in general. It is different for all clients, but deep relaxation is almost always felt.