Reiki is a calming, relaxing treatment that works on an energetic level to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing

Reiki Practitioner

“The word ’emotion’ literally derives from the Latin ’emotere’ – energy in motion.  When emotions are pushed down and repressed because it doesn’t feel safe to feel them, they become stuck.  Reiki helps to move that energy through the body and release the emotions in a safe, calm environment.”

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is etymologically from Japanese reiki (霊気),meaning ‘Universal Life Force’ or ‘Spiritual Energy’.  Today, in the West, we know Reiki as a form of hands-on complementary therapy that can be used to heal a range of physical and emotional issues.  However, its roots suggest that it wasn’t initially intended to be a therapy at all – it was a spiritual way of life.

I approach Reiki as both – for me it is a way of life that enables me to reconnect with myself and the universe.  No matter what is going on in the world around me, practicing reiki allows me to stop, be present and reconnect with who I am.  It quietens my mind, brings me into my body, and reconnect to how I FEEL.  This is especially important in today’s modern world, where we’re disconnected from our natural ways of being (think artificial lighting so we can stay up later and work harder, working 9-5 rather than on a 28-day cycle, our obsession with measuring everything – everything has a clock on it rather than moving with nature’s signals etc).

How Can Reiki Help Me?

However, taking this time to stop and reconnect is also something that so many of us resist with every fibre of our being – because we’ve spent our entire lives being fed the message that we have to be productive to be considered good enough, and that a good woman is nurturing, selfless, always smiling, polite, calm and softly spoken.  So, we can’t take time for ourselves because it’s ‘lazy’ or ‘selfish’, or there’s more important things we could be doing (because we’re taught our needs are not important, aren’t we?).

It’s also your subconscious mind’s way of protecting you – because when we stop and are still, it’s harder to hide from the pain that we’ve pushed down and tried to ignore.  The Latin derivative for ’emotion’ is ’emotere’, quite literally meaning ‘energy in motion’.  Humans are meant to feel emotions – joy, sadness, grief, love – we’re designed to feel it all!  The issue is when emotions are repressed and pushed down because we don’t feel able to feel them, then they become trapped and often become steeped in shame (because we ‘shouldn’t’ feel them).  Reiki is incredible at clearing energy that is stuck in your subtle bodies and physical body, thus restoring the body’s natural balance.

So I invite you to ask yourself...

  • Why do I feel as though my needs are not important?
  • How can I prioritise time for myself?
  • What truths am I hiding from?
  • How would my life change if I healed my emotional/physical pain?


Reiki sessions allow us to take that time for ourselves, to be still and to be present.

And also know that you have everything you need within you to start experiencing real joy and fulfilment right now.  Not when you lose weight, or have that handbag, or sign that client, or have more money.  Right now.

I always keep a small number of appointments each week for face to face Reiki sessions at my beautiful therapy room in Saltaire, priced at £60 per session.  Distance Reiki is also available on request.

If you want someone in your corner to guide you, I’m here.

Lots of love,

Suze x

Reiki FAQs

Answers to all your frequently asked questions.

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is etymologically from Japanese reiki (霊気), meaning ‘Universal Life Force’ or ‘Spiritual Energy’.  Today, in the West, we know Reiki as a form of hands-on complementary therapy that can be used to heal a range of physical and emotional issues.  The practitioner channels the Reiki energy (the chi) through their hands and the recipient consciously or unconsciously directs the energy where it’s most needed for the greater good.

Absolutely. Reiki is a completely safe and natural complementary therapy that can be used alongside conventional medicine and other complementary therapies, or as a stand-alone treatment.

The recipient relaxes on a reiki couch (similar to a massage table) fully clothed, whilst the practitioner places their hands on, or just above, parts of the body and channels the reiki energy through their hands to the recipient.  It is a relaxing treatment, and the recipient remains awake throughout.  Everyone experiences reiki differently, and there’s no ‘right way’ to feel, but many people report seeing colours or images, others feel a buzzing or warmth, and some people experience an emotional release, such as tears.  However it feels, it’s important to surrender to the feelings and know that your body is processing and letting go of what it no longer needs and that however you feel is exactly right for you at that time.

I am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, with a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy (DIP. CHH), a Certificate in N.L.P Skills (CERT NLPS) and a Master of Science Degree in Psychology (MSC. PSYCH). I also hold Reiki Level 1 and Reiki Practitioner Level 2 qualifications.  I am also a qualified and experienced Teacher of English (PGCE) and have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language with Linguistics, which is where my love of the power of language originates.