What is Reiki?

Reiki is a beautiful, gentle, simple yet powerful system that helps balance the body’s energies, enhancing the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.

‘Reiki’ is a Japanese word, meaning ‘Universal Life Energy’. ‘Ki’ Chi’ ‘Qi’ or ‘Prana’ are all different words for the vital life force or energy that flows through all life and living things, recognised by different cultures across the ages. It is accessible to everyone, and there is no faith, religion or dogma attached.

It’s not rocket science either – anyone can ‘learn’ how to use Reiki, and it can be used by all living things to balance energies and promote well-being. It’s lovely to be able to use Reiki with children and animals too.

The Shepherds Hut Reiki space
Krista Hughes Reiki Space

How does Reiki work?

As a Reiki therapist, I read and channel the ‘life-force’ into the receiver’s body, noticing any blocks in energies and gently supporting these to clear, so that a rebalancing is able to begin.

I use my hands, but also listen with my heart.
The recipient lies on a comfortable mat or table, fully-clothed, with blankets and cushions. I also might use crystals, chime bells or singing bowls to help support the process.

Treatments last about 50 minutes, in the beautiful Shepherds Hut, and I gently follow the energies with my hands, usually just above the body, although sometimes gently placing my hands in contact.

The Experience

Most people feel a deep sense of relaxation, and often people say things like ‘Well, I don’t know what you did but I feel really peaceful!’

Often people will talk about a feeling of warmth, or sometimes cold, where they have ‘felt’ my hands. Also there can be a sense of someone or something ‘other’ in the room, for example one lady speaks about feeling me at her head when actually I am down near her feet. I think this is the Universal Life Energy!

There can be an immediate sense of peace and over time, people talk about an increased feeling of well-being and connection to their own mind, body and spirit.

The Shepherds Hut
If you are feeling stressed or anxious, or want to promote your body’s own natural healing and rebalancing system, contact me to talk about Reiki. The exchange for individual treatments is £40. The exchange for a course of 6 treatments is £220.

Reiki Practitioner Courses

I am a Reiki Master Teacher, and lead Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 Practitioner Courses.

Reiki 1

You will learn about Reiki history and how Reiki works. You will receive ‘Attunements’, which attune you to the frequencies of Reiki energy, through a combination of symbols and mantras to connect you to the Universal Life Energy.

You then have the fun of practising Reiki, and the meditations and visualisations that support it.

After Reiki 1, you will be able to use Reiki for self-healing and with family friends and animals, but not give professional treatments.

If you are interested in Reiki 1 training please contact me for dates. The exchange for this workshop is £150.


Reiki 2

You will delve much deeper into the wonderful world of Reiki, awakening further the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the Universal Life Energy.

You will receive more Attunements, and be given your Reiki symbols, and learn about how to use them. You will also learn how to give treatments and distance Reiki healing, how to balance Chakras and use the Reiki ‘chants’, also how to use crystals to support Reiki.

You will learn about how to set up as a Reiki practitioner, including the legal requirements and details about insurance.

After Reiki 2, once you have insurance, you will be able to give professional treatments.

If you are interested Reiki 2 training please contact me for dates. The exchange for this workshop is £150.

If this calls to you, contact me for details and availability for Reiki 1 and 2 training courses.

“With deep Love and thanks to Claire Ball, my Reiki Master Teacher and friend”