Reiki is a form of energy healing that can promote the body’s natural physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy.” The practice and philosophy of Reiki is that the body is able to heal itself when energy flows. Reiki is not a religion, nor is it part of a particular spiritual belief system. Reiki cannot cause harm.
Reiki is a gentle and safe healing practice that was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in the 1920’s. Reiki is geared towards removing energy blocks in the body. These blocks can be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. These blocks are thought to be caused by stress and pain. During a Reiki Session a practitioner places his or her hands above or on the client to allow the universal life force energy to flow. Reiki does not use the practitioner’s energy and is safe for both the practitioner as well as the Reiki recipient.
During a session a person may feel heat, tingling or cooling sensations as blocks are removed. Many clients get to a deep state of peace and relaxation during a session. A goal in Reiki is to balance a person’s energy, restoring it where it may be low.