Reiki (RAY-kee) is comprised of two Japanese words, “Rei” meaning spirit and “ki” meaning energy.  Together they are commonly translated as “universal life force energy.” It is a natural and holistic therapy that promotes relaxation and stress reduction, enabling the body to naturally heal itself. Although universal energy has been used for healing for centuries, Dr. Mikao Usui discovered this technique in the early 1900’s. Reiki was brought from Japan to the West in 1938.

In the Far East, energy work has been performed for thousands of years. Energy is a component of all living things, thus imbalances or blockages in our energy bodies can eventually cause illness, stress, or disease in our physical bodies.  Also, Reiki is a system of moving and concentrating energy for healing, release and relaxation.

The Reiki practitioner serves as an energy conduit to aid the client’s body to balance its energy through therapeutic touch. The flow of energy does not come from the practitioner’s personal energy, but from a limitless source (The Divine) and is channeled through either a light touch to the body or above the body within the client’s energy field. Reiki energy promotes healing of body, mind, and spirit. In addition to whole body relaxation, it promotes inner peace and clarity of mind and can increase energy levels and vitality.

Reiki is gentle, non-invasive and can never cause harm. Anyone can learn to practice it.

Reiki is not a religion, nor does the client have to maintain a specific belief system in order to benefit from it. However, it is very spiritual in nature and does require the heart-centered, focused intention of healing from the practitioner.

Reiki is not a replacement for traditional medical care, but a compliment to it. It can alleviate medical side-effects and help quicken recovery time from medical treatment or surgery.