"Reiki is love, love is wholeness, wholeness is balance, balance is well being, well being is freedom from disease."

Dr. Mikao Usui

Hands on Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki literally means 'spiritually guided life force energy'.  It is a blend of two Japanese words... Rei meaning 'spiritual higher source' or 'God's wisdom', and Ki meaning 'life energy'.

By directing positive universal energy from around us and chanelling it through the hands, the trained Reiki practitioner uses this non-invasive technique to help clients to heal themselves not just physically, but spiritually and mentally also. 

Founded by Mikao Usui, the art of Reiki has been passed down through the generations and practitioners are proud of their place in the Usui lineage.  Hands on healing techniques however have been used for healing since ancient times.

Is Reiki for Me?

Have you ever been in a room with someone who is angry or in a bad mood and felt it? Perhaps you know someone who lifts everyone's spirits with good humour and positivity?  It could be that you have simply picked up certain 'vibes' whether good or bad from different people, places, rooms...


Reiki works with energy, energy is carried through vibrations, and we are all connected through vibrations - therefore, Reiki is for everyone. This holistic therapy can be used on anyone, anywhere, lying down or sitting in a chair, and the universal energy guided into you will work for you in exactly the ways your body and mind needs.

What will my session be like?

Before the session you will be asked to complete an induction form and have a chat over a cup of tea about what you want from the treatment.  Unless you would prefer to sit in a chair, you will be asked to lie on a massage table with optional neck pillow, knee bolster and lavender eye pillow.  You will be given a blanket due to changes in temperature during energy healing.  It is best to wear comfortable clothes for the session with layers.  You will never be asked to take your clothes off!

When you are comfortable you will be asked to relax, pay attention to your breathing and enjoy the meditation music.  The Reiki practitioner will then open a channel of energy between you and the universe, setting positive intentions for your specific needs.  She will then start at the top of your head, working down your body on each side, finally sealing the positive energy in at the souls of your feet.  It may be that the practitioner will lay hands on you in certain places or she may just 'hover' her hands above you; if you don't like being touched you just have to mention it - this is not a problem.  Rest assured that you will never have hands placed on personal areas, your face, or on your throat - this would be uncomfortable and unprofessional.  Initial consultations take 1.5 hours, after that each session is about 1 hour.  At Kernow Reiki, Caroline will also 'comb' through your aura, smoothing your own energy field, and help to release blockages among your chakras during the treatment.

What are the effects?

Reiki is a personal experience for everyone and clients may experience all sorts of feelings when working with energy.  Often people feel heat and/or tingling, but it's never uncomfortable.  Sometimes it feels like you are being touched or 'massaged' when the practitioner is not actually laying hands on you.  It is common for clients to feel very relaxed and 'light headed' at the end of a session which is why it is important to take your time before getting up from the table and going home.  Sometimes those undergoing Reiki fall asleep and this is absolutely fine!  Occasionally people feel temporary heightened discomfort in areas that have been injured or a 'tightness' where stress is beginning to be released.  Whatever the reactions are, you can be confident that your body is adjusting, allowing the healing energy to enter, and letting go of any negative energy making you sick.  You will be given plenty opportunity to discuss these effects and ask any questions during your consultation.

"An absolutely lovely experience. 💕Caroline really puts you at ease with her knowledge and discussion before the start of the session. Professional, polite and courteous she puts the needs of her client first. A beautiful, tranquil set up that makes you feel as though you are miles away from anything stressful, really helps to make you feel settled. Once in the session, she instinctively focused on certain areas, some of which I didn’t even know needed attention, but I genuinely felt so much lighter and better for it. Symptoms haven’t returned in 3 days - it’s wonderful! 😊 All-in-all a completely magical experience and I can’t recommend this enough. Completely worth it and I can’t wait to book my next session." Lou.