What is Reiki?
Reiki is an Japanese healing practice. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki works through the energy field that surrounds and flows through the body. Reiki practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and may help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.
Some frequently reported benefits of Reiki are: relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief, mental clarity, alleviation of insomnia, feelings of peacefulness, reduced anxiety, and improves the energy flow within and around your body.
Pets and Animals LOVE Reiki!
Reiki has become very popular to use with pets and animals. Reiki can help your pets feel calm and relaxed and may assist with their recovery process if they are being treated for a medical issue, a behavioral issue, as proactive wellness care, and more.
Animals respond very well to Reiki as they have an innate understanding of energy and find it very soothing
Is Reiki a religion?
A brief history of Reiki:
Reiki was developed in Japan by Mikao Usui early in the 20th century. Reiki was administered through gentle touch or with hands above the body. His unique technique was called Shin Shin Kai Zen Usui Reiki Ryoho, which translates as heart, mind, and body improvement Usui Healing method; or “Usui Reiki Therapy for the Improvement of Body and Mind”.
Usui traveled extensively and educated many in the art of reiki. He established clinics in Tokyo, treating the sick and teaching reiki. He died in 1926 at the age of 62.
The word Reiki in Japan is a general term referring to any kind of spiritual work and also refers to the occult. When he was asked if his method was the same as other treatment methods, his reply was, “No, it isn’t, there is no similarity with any of these methods. It is a treatment method I have discovered after many years of hard ascetic practices to gain spiritual enlightenment.”