Reiki (pronounced ‘ray-key’), is an energy healing system founded by Mikao Usui in Japan during the early 20th Century. The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words: ‘rei’ meaning Universal Spirit and ‘ki’ meaning life-force energy. This Universal life-force energy flows through all living things including plants, animals and humans.
When this energy flows uninterrupted, the mind and body is balanced and we experience good health and a sense of wellbeing. However, when the energy becomes weakened or blocked, if left unchecked, it can lead to ill-health. The practice of Reiki is a non-invasive, hands-on healing technique where the practitioner channels life-force energy to treat the whole person, removing energy blockages to bring the mind, body, heart and soul into balance. Reiki is a gentle, yet powerful, energy healing therapy that harmonises the body’s energy systems and supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
While the foundations of Reiki are spiritual, Reiki is not a religion. A Reiki treatment will not compromise any religious beliefs you may have and you do not have to believe anything specific to benefit from a Reiki treatment. As a natural form of healing, Reiki can support and enhance other forms of treatment, complementing Western medicine and working alongside modern healthcare practices.
The Japanese Kanji characters for Reiki