FAQs

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese hand healing system for the improvement of body and mind.

What is Jikiden Reiki?

Jikiden Reiki is Reiki in its original form, straight from Japan, with its cultural and spiritual roots intact.  It is free from Western New Age influence and the focus is on practical, grounded transformation. Read more here.

Is Reiki safe?

Reiki is considered a low-risk therapy as it is non-manipulative and it uses light-touch (or off-body if necessary).  There are no known medical contraindications.

Where can I find a Reiki with Roots clinic?

You can find us at one of our reputable Edinburgh clinics – Gorgeous Therapies on Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, and EH1 Therapies on Forth Street (top of Leith Walk).  Find out more about our clinics here.

How do I book a Reiki session with Reiki with Roots?

You can call, text, email or book online. Find out more here.

Do you offer trial sessions?

Yes, we offer at 45 minute trial session for £35 through our Try Reiki! Deal. Find out more here.

Do you do discounts for block bookings?

Yes, we offer a range of discounted Care Packages to suit your needs. Find out more here.

What happens during a Reiki session?

A session would typically involve you either lying on a massage table or sitting on a chair (depending on what you find most comfortable), whilst remaining fully clothed. A Reiki session will last either 60 or 90 minutes (depending on the option you have chosen) during which time the practitioner will place their hands gently on your body, or just above your body. The practitioner will typically change the positioning of their hands several times as the treatment progresses. If you have a particular area of concern (for example, a sore shoulder), the practitioner may spend more time with their hands on this area. Find out more about what to expect here.

Do I need to take my clothes off during a Reiki session?

No, you will remain fully clothed during your Reiki session and also during the optional ‘Kekko’ massage at the end of the session.  We supply pillows, warm blankets and traditional Japanese head/ foot cloths to make you feel comfortable during your treatment.

Once I start, will I need to keep coming for regular Reiki sessions?

You shouldn’t need to come to us regularly for very long, as you should start to see positive changes after the first session, or series of sessions.

For serious or persistent conditions, we recommend a series of Reiki sessions.  In such cases, we can work with you to develop an optimal care plan and we can provide you with advice on how to monitor your progress.

If you are interested in Reiki for relaxation and general wellbeing, you may choose to come to us for regular Reiki sessions.  In such cases, we recommend attending one of our clinics on a monthly or fortnightly basis.  For additional support during stressful or busy times, you may wish to come to us more regularly.

Do you do home visits?

We normally work from our two Edinburgh Clinics but if for any reason you cannot see us there, please contact us and we’ll see how we can help you.

Where can I learn Jikiden Reiki?

Elaine Rainey, Founder of Reiki with Roots, is an accredited Shihan Kaku (Junior Teacher).  She has permission from The Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan to teach Shoden seminars.  For more information on the Shoden Course Syllabus, forthcoming courses and ongoing support, click here.

What should I look for in a Reiki Teacher?

Within the Jikiden Reiki community we consider the teacher/student relationship to be a long-term commitment.  This is the traditional Japanese way, with the teacher offering ongoing support to their students and the students being encouraged to repeat seminars with their teacher in order to deepen their understanding and practice.

As such, choosing your teacher can be an important and potentially life-changing step.  We recommend setting up some communication with a potential teacher beforehand, so that you get a feel for whether or not you have are likely to have a good ‘fit’ with them before investing in training.

In choosing a Jikiden Reiki teacher you are assured credible, comprehensive and consistent training as all Jikiden Reiki teachers teach the same content.  Elaine Rainey, Founder at Reiki with Roots, has a background in professional training and is committed to bringing the cultural and spiritual roots of Reiki to you through her training courses. To find out more about Elaine’s courses, click here.