Reiki is Japanese for Universal (Rei) life force energy (Ki). This energy is all around us.
Reiki was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1926. He was in meditation when he was told to go up to Mount Kurama in Japan and meditate; it was during the meditation he was given information about this ancient healing system. Dr. Usui then committed his entire life to practicing, teaching, researching, studying, meditating, and developing this further until we have what we now know as Reiki. Reiki has gone on to be considered one of the most powerful healing systems in the world, it transcends all religions and belief systems and can be given fully clothed anywhere. The whole person is treated via the subtle energy system of the body. It involves placing the hands in specific positions on the body or just above the body. The energies can then be rebalanced and realigned enabling the body to heal itself. Treatment is usually given over 1 hour in a quiet comfortable place either lying on a couch or in a sitting position on a chair.
How Can Reiki Help Me?
Reiki is a whole-body treatment and works on the physical, mental, and emotional systems within the body. Reiki energy flows to the areas in the body that are in need, soothing pain, supporting the body’s natural healing abilities, and giving the receiver a feeling of deep relaxation and peace. It restores harmony in the body, therefore leading to improved health. Reiki supports all forms of treatment both orthodox and complementary and is a wonderful, gentle healing system.