What is Reiki?

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. It is based on the balance of the energy that flows through us and is within us. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not specifically massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is an effective form of energywork using spiritually guided universal life energy.

In recent years, Reiki has been integrated into many health care settings, including hospitals. Overlapping data from some of the more scientifically valid studies on Reiki, suggest that this alternative therapy plays a role in reducing anxiety and pain, inducing relaxation, improving fatigue and helping relieve the symptoms of depression; according to the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota (UMN).

Energy flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. If one’s energies are low or blocked, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. Where, if one’s energies are high or balanced, we are more capable of being healthy and happy.

Reiki practitioners have been trained and attuned to channel Reiki energy into a body by means of touch or beaming, to activate the natural healing processes of the body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Reiki is also used for stress reduction and relaxation which also promotes healing.

A Reiki session helps ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.