Usui Reiki

Japanese art of healing

Usui Shiki Ryoho, the Usui system of natural healing is a Japanese healing art and the basis of the practice is referred to as self healing or self treatment.  It originated over 100 years ago when Mikao Usui, a Japanese man, began a personal search that ended with him having contact with the energy reiki.  Reiki is passed from one person to another through initiation, teaching and a defined level of best practice.

The Japanese word 'reiki' can be translated as 'universal life energy' and the Usui method is a way of working with reiki for the healing of oneself and others - the word healing is used in the send of regaining harmony and wholeness - Usui Shiki Ryoho addresses the whole person on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and those which cannot be visible in the present.

The method of reiki is simple - the recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch and relaxes.  The reiki practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body - the whole person is treated rather than specific areas and sessions can last between 25 minutes and an hour, depending on the client's needs.

The relaxing nature of reiki can be very helpful, especially at difficult times in our lives.  We can often feel overwhelmed, isolated or disconnected either emotionally or spiritually and reiki can bring peace, grounding and the ability to cope better with the challenges of life. Reiki can be beneficial in circumstances that are short term, but also is very effective in supporting clients with longer term conditions, helping bring comfort and acceptance.

Each client is different, and the amount of reiki healing they need will also differ - a single session may be sufficient, however, if you have a long standing emotional, spiritual or physical issue, a series of sessions may be more beneficial.  If you find that helpful changes are taking place, it is a good idea to continue with your sessions.




“Can highly recommend Matty Firth and his reiki healing.  The best just gets better everytime.  What a result today.  Cleansing & healing energy at its best”

Rona McLean

“What I find so ace about Matty is how comfortable I feel talking to him about all sorts and everything before we have the healing sessions.  I find talking before is as helpful as the healing itself. Matty is such an open, warm and honest guy.”

Kelly Williams