What is Reiki

What is Reiki

Reiki is an ancient and sacred healing art. In Japanese characters the word REI means god –consciousness, while the word KI means life force energy. Therefore Reiki could be defined as spiritually guided healing energy. Although it is thought to have originated many thousands of years ago, Reiki was rediscovered and then handed down in the late 1800’s by Dr MikaoUsui a Japanese Buddhist

Life force energy KI animates all living things. When your life force is low or restricted in its flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. Reiki heals by flowing through a person’s energy pathways (chakras, meridians, nadis), releasing energy blockages and raising a person’s vibrational energy. Reiki is both powerful and gentle.

During a Reiki session, the recipient lies fully dressed, on a massage table. The practitioner gently places her hands on certain areas of the body as she channels the healing energy. People usually feel slight heat or cold where the hands are placed and sometimes subtle pulsations of energy. A Reiki Session is very calming and nurturing and often people find themselves falling into a deep meditative state.

Reiki has helped in the healing of many injuries and illnesses, including migraine headaches, broken bones, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, low energy, depression, back pain, releasing energy blocks so you can open up more and much more. It is also extremely relaxing and excellent for stress reduction. You need not be sick, however to appreciate Reiki; many people find that it simply makes them feel great!