What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique originated by Mikao Usui. It is used for relaxation, stress reduction and also promotes healing, by placing hands on or near different parts of the body. This is done by allowing the spiritual energies to help heal the meridians and chakras. When these are unbalanced we can start to feel low, stressed and generally unwell.

Reiki is made up of two Japanese words: Rei - the wisdom or knowledge of all the universe, Ki - life force energy.

It is an alternative medicine using a technique called palm healing which a "universal spiritual energy" is transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in a safe way, and has been effective in helping many illnesses.

History of Reiki

Mikao Usui was born August 15th 1865 in Yamagata. At the age of four he studied in a Tendai Buddhist Monastry school, he became a licenced teacher in Martial Arts in his twenties and studied Qi Gong, a system designed to improve health through meditation, breathing and slow movements to build up his life force energy, which could then be used to give hands on healing.

Usui travelled in China and Europe in the pursuit of knowledge to find a way to give healing without depleting ones own life force energy. His learning included medicine, psychology, theology or worlds religious and spiritual development. He also joined a metaphysical group dedicated to developing psychic abilities, because of his abilities to give healing.

In 1914 he became a Buddhist monk for the next 6 years and dedicated himself to intense practise and meditation and opened his own practice in 1922 called Usui Shiki Ryoho, the Usui system of Reiki healing.

"Reiki is love, love is wholeness, wholeness is balance. balance is wellbeing, wellbeing is freedom from disease."

~ Dr Mikao Usui

Reiki can help to:

Ease stress, creating a calmer and more relaxed attitude to life

Alleviate hyperactivity in children

Settle past trauma and distress

Bring comfort and ease during grief

Relieve pain and inflammation

Speed the healing of wounds

Reduce joint and back pain

Promote self-awareness and personal growth

Sessions: What to Expect

A typical session

In a treatment session you may experience warm sensation as the energy comes in to balance, and release stress and tension. There is also deep sense of relaxation and a feeling of well-being.

You remain fully clothed and lie on a massage bed, removing only your coat and shoes. The whole body is treated and each hand position is held for several minutes and no pressure is applied.

Fees / About

Reiki costs £40 per session

Distant healing £20 per session

Reiki is powerful healing tool that involves a hands on healing technique by using universal energies. It helps the mind and body to relax whilst clearing away any blockages to your energy field, that has left you feeling exhausted.

The word Reiki originates from Japan which means Universal Life Energies. If you are looking for reiki sessions in the Bury area then please contact me to make a booking.

What my clients say


“When I first came for Reiki I was not a believer of anything like that. After my first session I was hooked. i began 5o feel the physical and mental benefits to having it. I now go once a month for Reiki and look forward to it every month. Thank you to Shanna for introducing me to it”


“Thank you so much for my wonderful Reiki sessions. I felt so stressed and anxious, but Shanna’s sessions were incredible. I felt more relaxed after each session and I’ve finally been able to let go of some of my past that was dragging me down”


“Shanna was excellent. I felt so much calmer and relaxed after my Reiki session. She is truly a special person with a wonderful gift and would definitely recommend and will be returning”

Get in touch

Contact me if you would like to have a chat about any of the services I offer, or to ask about booking an appointment or course.

Alternatively, you can call me on 07961 540622.

My location

I am based in Tottington, Bury in Greater Manchester and am easily accessible from Bolton, Rochdale, Rossendale and the surrounding areas.

Please don't hesitate to contact me to enquire about availability or to ask any questions you may have before booking an appointment.

Fees & availability

For counselling fees and availability click here.

For reiki fees and availability click here.

I have a 24 hour notice period if you need to cancel an appointment that has been allocated to you. Any cancellations within this time frame will be charged at the full price.