What is Reiki?

Reiki, pronounced ray-key, is a Japanese healing art technique used to regain harmony and wholeness.

Reiki has been around for thousands of years but its current form was first developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist monk called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime. The practice spread to the U.S. through Hawaii in the 1940s, and then to Europe in the 1980s.

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”.
Together this translates to Life Force Energy.

In China, they call this energy Qi, in India, it's usually called Prana and in Buddhism, Virya is the Sanskrit term commonly used to describe energy. In English, we call it Life Force Energy.

Eastern medicine has for thousands of years worked with life force energy, recognising its flow through all living things, making Reiki one of the oldest healing modalities.

It is a non-invasive complementary therapy that treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. Using symbols and hand positions an attuned Reiki practitioner acts as a conduit for healing energy from the universe to flow through, and enter into the body of the recipient.

You don’t need to understand Reiki for it to have an effect. Reiki works with the principle that energy is intelligent and flows to where it is needed.

Reiki supports orthodox medicine and is used in hospitals alongside conventional medical care to help speed up the healing process post-surgery, or to help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

Reiki is never harmful. Even when physical cure is not possible, Reiki can still bring relief in terms of reduced pain, anxiety, stress and depression.

Perfectly healthy people can also receive Reiki to help maintain their level of balance, health and connection to life force energy.

Reiki is not religious, based on any belief, faith or suggestion.

Reiki is not a form of massage therapy.

The Gokai:
Five Principles of the Usui Reiki Ryoho system

"The secret method of inviting blessings, the spiritual medicine of many illnesses"

Just for today (Kyo dake wa):

Don't anger(Okoru na)

Don't worry (Shinpai su na)

Be grateful (Kansha shite)

Work diligently (Gyo wo hage me)

Be kind to others (Hito ni shinsetsu ni)

For the improvement of mind and body (Shin shin kaizen)

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