Reiki can be used to ease many conditions on the physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual levels. For example, sometimes physical or emotional trauma can get ‘stuck’ in a person’s energy field leading to symptoms long after the event – people often say things like ‘I haven’t been right since that car accident/divorce/operation’. Reiki can find the trauma and work towards gently releasing it. Reiki is useful in the management of stress and pain and for conditions such as insomnia and anxiety. Because it is so gentle, Reiki is also very useful in palliative care or in other situations where someone is in great pain. The person can sit or lie in whatever position is most comfortable and I can give them Reiki without even having to touch them. Reiki is so soothing and relaxing that it really promotes a sense of well-being. It also boosts the immune system by clearing the energy field and supporting detoxification. Reiki is effective for everyone from babies and pregnant women to the very old.