A hands-on healing method using the energy which surrounds each of us to bring improved well-being and balance. It promotes healing and harmonises the person receiving treatment emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Reiki works in a complementary way with conventional medicine and helps to relieve stress, fatigue and pain.

What is Reiki?

Reiki, (pronounced Ray - key) means Universal Life Energy, and is an energy therapy based on ancient healing methods used by Buddhist monks. It has been revived in the late 19th century by Dr Mikao Usui in Japan and brought to Western Culture in the 20th century. It is neither a religion nor a belief system, but a means of allowing energy to enter a person for their well being. It promotes deep relaxation, releasing stress and tension and allowing the body to heal itself and the mind to open to the causes of disease and discomfort and so make positive changesto life.

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

A full treatment usually lasts between one and one and half hours. The recipient either lies on a couch or sits comfortably in a chair whilst the practitioner places their hands on positions covering the body allowing the Reiki to flow to wherever it is needed.

There is no need to remove clothing and it is not even necessary to touch a person. This means that areas such as burns or injuries can be safely treated without causing stress.

What will I feel during a Reiki treatment?

Most people find the treatment extremely calming and relaxing. Often a lot of heat can be felt coming from the practitioner's hands - sometimes cold may be felt. Acute conditions can be helped quite quickly whereas chronic conditions may take longer. Reiki can give relief and bring an inner calm to people, helping them to cope with their problems. It is a very energising form of therapy.

The practitioner does not direct the energy, the Reiki will flow to wherever it is most needed, helping the mental as well as the physical and spiritual aspects of our beings. Memories may be released as well as emotions, enabling new insights into ourselves and situations.

Complementary Therapies at The Cancer Support Centre

All of the Therapies below are usually available. You can find a more detailed account of most therapies in Mavis’s book about the Centre: Releasing the Power to Heal available to purchase from this site. Click here for more information about the book




Auricular Acupuncture

Bowen Technique


An opportunity to talk about your worries and concerns and discover ways of managing these more successfully

Emotional Freedom Technique



A relaxation technique which can help you to access the sources of your concerns and discover ways of lessening the emotional effects of these more effectively

Indian Head Massage

M Technique



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