Reiki is a Japanese word which means “Universal Life Force Energy” …as in Chi. Reiki is a natural therapeutic method of healing through the use of subtle energies. Although this natural method of healing is thousands of years old, Reiki healing was rediscovered in the mid 1800’s by Dr Mikao Usui.
As a result of this discovery , Reiki healing is also known as Usui Shiki Ryoho , the Usui System of Natural Healing. As a healing modality Reiki does not claim to replace orthodox medicine, reiki is entirely holistic and helps a sick person from within, irrespective of the symptoms. The attraction is in its simplicity and practicality.
An attuned practitioner is used as a channel by the person receiving the energy. The transference of Reiki energy results in creating balance & harmony, clearing blocked energy, regenerating tissues, promoting relaxation, unblocking suppressed emotions and relieving stress. In Anglo-Saxon times the word hal meant whole, healthy and holy. Hal now virtually obsolete still survives in phrases such as “halo”, “hallowed” & “hale & hearty”.
Reiki is personal & holistic as it unites the concepts of hal. It helps one become whole & as you become whole , you become well. Most times the healing can be felt and seen in the body as the symptoms ease or disappear altogether. Even if the body does not get well, a profound healing occurs. Reiki is a practice of healing not only the body but also the mind and spirit Reiki with its power and simplicity offers us a way of healing ourselves and others and ultimately reuniting the body mind and spirit to their optimal state of harmony.