‘Rei’ = universal ‘Ki’ = life energy
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is an ancient Japanese healing technique that was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1922. Reiki is a stress reduction and relaxation treatment that also promotes self-healing by balancing and restoring your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body from the inside out through life force energy. Reiki is administered by the laying on of hands.
Reiki is based on the idea that all living things have a special life force energy flowing through them. When your life energy is high, you'll feel strong and confident, be more relaxed and centered and less likely to get sick. When it is low, you'll often feel fired, be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. Instead of the traditional disease-centered focus of conventional medicine, Reiki applies a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person rather than simply his / her symptoms.
Stress is a major contributor to physical ailments, illness, and dis-ease.
The goal of Reiki is to restore, revitalize, harmonize and balance our human energy system and our physical body. When we are stressed, overworked, tired, or in pain, our energy system becomes blocked and we often become sick.
Reiki helps create an optimal environment for the body to relax so healing and balance can occur. When deeply relaxed, our body has the ability to heal itself on many levels and is able to release toxins. The slower our heart rate and the deeper our breathing, the more relaxed we become.
Human touch heals.
When we experience human touch and electrical connection takes place. A touch, filled with love, creates miracles. Our body is a biological field of energy and matter and they react to the intention behind the touch, because intention is energy.
A one hour Reiki session is the equivalent of 3-4 hours of good sleep. This makes it one of the most advanced natural stress reduction therapies available.
Reiki is not a religion, nor is it based on the acceptance of any religious doctrine. Having a belief system is not a requirement for Reiki to work. Reiki does not infringe on anyone's right to believe what he or she wishes.
Although Reiki practitioners are often referred to as 'healers', Reiki practitioners do not heal. They are simple conduits for and facilitators of this balancing, calming and healing energy. The energy flows through the pracitioner, not from the practitioner and the client always receives exactly what is needed. Reiki addresses disease at the root level cause