Reiki is the Japanese for Universal Life Force Energy. Reiki is a method of natural healing that uses that energy channeled through a reiki practitioner’s hands to restore health and well-being. Reiki does not directly intervene in the body, but rather solely stimulate it to restore its natural functions. Reiki solely stimulate the body’s own life support and it does not directly affect the metabolism or the psyche. For this reason, particularly in chronic cases or extensive illness a patient has to be provided with a nutritional and herbal support to stimulate and promote the direction of cure.
A Reiki treatment looks similar to massage, except that patient is fully dressed in comfortable clothing; and the practitioner’s hands on the client are usually still, and move when the practitioner notices shifts in the flow of channeled energy. Reiki is not a ‘faith healing’. No faith in the effectiveness is needed on the part of Reiki practitioner or the client.
The principles of Reiki
Just for today I will live the attitude of gratitude
Just for today I will not worry
Just for today I will not anger
Just for today I will do my work honestly
Just for today I will show love and respect for every living thing
by Dr Usui
History of Reiki
Reiki was rediscovered in 1914 by Dr Mikao Usui, who was the Dean of a small Christian University in Kyoto, Japan. He studied and translated scrolls written in Sanskrit to determine how the ancient healed by channelling energy through their hands.
The first healing with Reiki by Dr Usui begann in the Beggars Quarters of Kyoto. At this time, Dr Usui created the Five Principles of Reiki.