WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a Japanese word for an energetic healing system discovered during a spiritual experience by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui. Therefore the most common and most widely used form of Reiki is called Usui Reiki. Since then, other forms of Reiki have been developed, and named accordingly.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words: Rei, which means “God’s wisdom or Higher Power” and Ki which is the Japanese word for “life force energy” (The word Ki has also been commonly written as Qi or Chi). Therefore most people translate Reiki as Universal (God) Life Force Energy.
Anything that is living has life force energy circulating through it. Everyday stress in our lives may effect the natural flow of Ki in the body. Various emotional states may contribute to the disruption of this natural flow. Ki in the body may get depleted, stuck, or even accumulate in certain areas of the body in excess. This eventually may lead to various forms of illness in the body, mind and spirit. A Reiki treatment restores and balances the natural healing process. Reiki treats the whole person, including body, emotions, mind and spirit.
A Reiki Treatment is simple and non-invasive. A Reiki practitioner places their hands a few inches above the body (some practitioners use hands on the body). Reiki is channeled through the practitioner’s hands and directed to the client, particularly along the seven major chakras (energy centers) and other areas of the body.
Since Reiki is energy, there is no need to remove clothing or jewelry in order to be effective, although some people prefer to remove shoes and jewelry for extra comfort and less restriction. Just relax and become stress free!
For more information on Reiki visit The International Center for Reiki Training.