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What is Reiki?

Reiki is generally described as an energy healing system, re-discovered in the early 1900's by Japanese scholar Mikao Usui.


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.


The word Reiki is made of 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."


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.


While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

There are many wonderful benefits of Reiki. Reiki is a very simple process, but usually produces quite profound effects. The main purpose of Reiki practice is not only to heal diseases, but also to promote a positive mind and healthy body so that people can experience joy in life.


However, Reiki does not promise a miraculous cure from disease. Conditions that have taken years to manifest in the physical body cannot be cured in a few sessions. The person has to want to be well and will probably also need to make some lifestyle changes so that the source of stress and negative emotion (dis-ease) does not recur. It takes time for the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual bodies to be brought back into balance.

What are the Benefits of Having Reiki Treatments?

Reiki unlike many modern day remedies works directly on restoring the balance on all levels and works directly on the problem and condition instead of just masking or relieving symptoms. Some of the benefits of reiki are as follows:

  • Dissolves energy blocks and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit

  • Increases energy levels

  • Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension

  • Clears the mind and improves focus

  • Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability

  • Aids better sleep

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Helps relieve pain

  • Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins

  • Supports the immune system

  • Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing

  • Promotes creativity

  • Compliments medical treatment

The great thing about Reiki is that one does not have to be ill to experience the benefits. Reiki unlike many modern day remedies works directly on restoring the balance on all levels and works directly on the problem and condition instead of just masking or relieving symptoms.

Conditions Reiki can Treat

Reiki can be a great benefit to many conditions by helping you deal with the pain, release emotions attached to the symptom and assist in healing the aliment. Some of the many conditions Reiki can treat are as follows:

  • Migraines

  • Asthma

  • Skin conditions

  • Flu/Colds

  • Ulcers

  • Arthritic

  • Anxiety

  • Back problems

  • Depression

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Poor Self Confidence

  • and many more...



When Can You Havea Reiki Treatment?

Reiki does not have to be a stand alone treatment. The great thing about reiki is that it can also be used:

  • When you are not ill but want a relaxing treatment

  • When you just want a pick me up or to boost your energy levels

  • When you are on medication

  • When you have cancer or chemotherapy

  • When you are going for surgery (before, during and after)

  • When you have plaster of paris

  • When you are in hospital

  • When you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant; or

  • with other complimentary therapies...

Mikao Usui

1865 - 1926

Founder of Reiki

The Reiki History

Reiki was discovered by Japanese scholar Mikao Usui. Born in 1865, he was partially educated in a Buddhist monastery, and developed a strong interest in spiritual matters at a very early age. He was also a keen martial arts practitioner - which may explain the emphasis on energy in the system of Reiki.

Besides pursuing various "worldly" careers throughout his life (as well as caring for a family), Usui dedicated much of his time to spiritual studies. Although a Buddhist throughout his life, he explored different traditions, including Tendai Buddhism and Zen Meditation, he seems to also have studied other religions. For a number of years he even was a Buddhist monk, although he was allowed to stay with his family.

It seems that he was looking for a certain, deeper spiritual connection within himself, something he had apparently read about in ancient scriptures, but grew disappointed as he could not find what he was looking for.

After years of intense search, he finally embarked on a long period of fasting and meditation where he came close to death. On the last day of this retreat, he suddenly felt a big change in himself - and had found the spiritual connection he had been looking for.

It is generally assumed that he meditated on Mount Kurama, near Kyoto, when he experienced this moment of enlightenment, or Satori, as the Japanese say.

It is said that on his way back from his retreat, he met a number of people with physical illnesses, and placed his hands on them in a gesture of comfort. To his great surprise, the symptoms got better.

He explored this more and more, and eventually realised that his spiritual awakening, or connection, came with the "side-effect" of physical healing.


Back in Tokio, he started teaching his method of opening a channel for a spiritual connection with oneself - with great emphasis on meditation and spiritual growth. But he also started to offer healing to people.

This was the birth of the system that is now known as Reiki - all over the world.

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