Relaxation at Essentially Elisabeth


Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a system of natural body balancing involving gentle hand placing. It is claimed to be thousands of years old possibly first used by Tibetan Buddhist monks. The Usui system of Reiki is commonly used and this is named after Dr Mikao Usai who in the 1800’s rediscovered this system.

Reiki is a unique form of energy movement and deeply relaxing to receive. Reiki is based on 5 principles and whilst there are many variations this one is probably the closest.

  1. Just for today-do not worry
  2. Just for today-do not anger
  3. Honour your parents, teachers and elders
  4. Earn your living honestly
  5. Show gratitude for every living thing.

Taking one day at a time is a wonderful Biblical principle. The Gospel of Matthew chapter 6 concludes “take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself”. Great stress relief can come from doing just that. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote “anyone can carry his burden however hard until nightfall; anyone can do his work however hard for one day”. The past is gone, the future is yet to be, the present is all we have and we need to make the most of it.

Reiki is performed on the couch fully clothed. Just lie down and let the energies flow as this lovely treatment balances your mind, body and spirit.

£40 for 60 minutes with full consultation