What Is Reiki


Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means Universal Life Force Energy - it is a method of natural healing, relaxation and stress reduction based on a Japanese Technique. Reiki is from two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."


Reiki is a widely known form of energy healing. This involves direct application of Chi by the practitioner placing their hands on or above the client with the intent to heal.  Energy begins to flow.  Chi is the term used by the Chinese mystics and martial artists for the underlying force the Universe is made of.  Although Reiki and Chi involve these forces of the universe they are largely thought of as a metaphysical concept, but science is catching up and quantum physics is proving that the physical universe is indeed made up of forces (energies) which are inherent and flowing through everything... and everyone.


The universe, and your body along with it, responds to flows of energy and when the Reiki Practitioner begins to aid the flow, energy is directed to the places in your body where there is imbalance, disease or low energy.  The practitioner does nothing but let the energy flow, your body directs where and how much of it to absorb.  Reiki practitioners are but a channel for the energy to heal and harmonize. Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.


Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. (1)


Reiki is a spiritual healing and practice, not a religion.  It requires no beliefs or changing of beliefs. As a life force energy from a "higher Power" it is available to all without exclusion.  It will work whether you believe in it or not.  Often though, those who have beliefs in a higher power often feel closer and more in touch with that higher power.


The laying of hands is used in Reiki therapy also as in spiritual healing. There is a difference though. In spiritual healing, a person with a strong energy field places his or her hands above a particular part of the recipient's body in order to release energy into it. So, here the healer is the one who is sending out the energy. In Reiki, however, the healer places the hands above the recipient; however, it is the recipient that draws the energy as needed. Thus, in this case, the individual being healed takes an active part in the healing process as opposed to having a passive part in spiritual healing. The individual takes responsibility for his or her healing. The recipient identifies the needs and cater to them by drawing energy as needed.

Although there are a few positions in which the practitioner is in contact with the patient (such as cradling the head), most Reiki treatments do not involve actual touching. The practitioner holds his or her hands a few inches or farther away from the patient's body and manipulates the energy field from there.(2)



Benefits of Reiki

Reiki can be used to help treat a number of health problems, including stress, low energy levels, tiredness, headache, pain, high blood pressure, constipation, mood changes, anxiety, insomnia and other emotional problems. The benefits of treatment are increased by resting afterwards and drinking plenty of water to help you detox. Regular treatment helps to ensure efficient elimination of toxins, better circulation, harmonized energy levels and a stable emotional and spiritual outlook on life. Reiki can unblock and heal past hurts and wounds. It can help you regain a sense of control and balance in your life, so you can meet challenges with confidence and calm. Most people experience a deep sense of relaxation, peace and well-being when receiving treatment.(3)

Reiki is now being used in hospitals, therapy centers, hospices and elder care facilities.

(1) reiki.org
(2) holisticonline.com
(3) handbag.com




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