What is Reiki
Reiki, pronounced “ray-key”, is an effective and simple touch-activated energy therapy for natural health, relaxation and self-empowerment.
Reiki was the word coined by Dr Mikao Usui, the modern founder of Reiki, to describe the nature of the energy that this technique produces. The word Reiki is comprised of two Japanese words: Rei, meaning ‘universal,’ and Ki, meaning ‘life-force energy.’ Reiki’s life-force energy is said to be ‘universal’ because it is the essential underlying energy that makes up every living thing. By boosting and balancing your Chi or life-force energy through Reiki you can bring health and vitality to all levels of your being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
A Reiki Treatment
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. If they are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms.
Which Conditions Can Reiki Help?
It is possible to heal at any level of being: physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Acute injuries can be helped to heal very quickly but more chronic illness takes longer. In some cases such as terminal illness, there is not enough time for the progress of the disease to be reversed. However, in such cases there is usually great benefit and enhancement of the quality of life giving a sense of peace and acceptance during the time remaining.
Reiki healing can be given anywhere at any time as no special equipment is needed. The practitioner is a channel which the energy is drawn through by the need or imbalance in the recipient. Neither person has to use any effort of will or concentration during this process.
As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki restores balance in one’s life.