Reiki is pronounced “Ray Key”. Reiki means “universal life force energy”. It is an ancient Japanese healing method for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. Reiki treats the whole person: body, mind, emotions and spirit. Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Makio Usui, Reiki is a spiritual practice adapted by varying practitioners of varying traditions.
There are seven chakra energy centers in our body and energy should be able to flow freely throughout your body in order to be healthy physically, mentally and spiritually. You may even feel ill, weak or pain if one of your chakra energy centers is blocked and energy is not flowing through your body. After a Reiki treatment you may have such benefits as relaxation, and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is administered by the Practitioner putting their hands on your body in the different chakra areas and unblocking the blocked chakras so that an unseen “life force energy” can flow through us, causing us to be alive. Reiki allows the body to work through its own natural healing ability. Some of the benefits of Reiki are decreased pain, stress and anxiety, improved sleeping and sense of well being eased muscle tension, a refreshed feeling, and better healing.
Although Reiki’s nature is spiritual, it is not a religion. There is no dogma and you can receive a treatment without any particular belief. But it is used to connect your body to its spiritual nature and to allow that spiritual nature or “life force energy” to flow through your body and to receive the benefits. Becoming a participant in your healing process brings peace and harmony to your life and the lives of those around you.