Reiki is an ancient energy healing practice that originated in Japan. Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered it fairly recently in the early 1900s. Reiki comes from the Japanese words Rei- and ki. These words can be roughly translated as “universal life force” (Rei-) and “energy” (ki). Reiki is the energy of the universe that animates all things on Earth; it is the pure essence of life.
During a Reiki treatment, Reiki energy flows from Source/God/the All that Is through the Reiki practitioner and into the recipient. Since this energy comes directly from Source/God/the Creator and is not the Reiki practitioner’s energy or life force, it is pure. It works in the recipients’ body and energy field to restore balance and initiate the healing process. Disease and illness occur when the energy in our system is imbalanced; by restoring balance, the body is free to do what it naturally knows how to do, which is to begin the healing process.
Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing, soothing, and nurturing experience leaving people feeling significantly less stressed and more relaxed and often with a clearer perspective on situations in their lives. Reiki is excellent for helping treat stress, anxiety, and depression; it also helps speed the healing process before and after surgery or injury, including providing pain relief. Many cancer patients have found Reiki to be very beneficial to helping their bodies cope with the effects of their cancer treatments. Reiki can also be helpful in managing chronic illnesses, such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, as I have personally experienced. Reiki can provide many benefits to many different illnesses, injuries, or diseases, but it’s important to know that it’s meant to be used as a complementary treatment to any traditional medical interventions you may be using, and not as a replacement.
Reiki is a spiritual practice because we are dealing with the energy of the universe/creation, but it is not tied to any one religion. People of all faiths and walks of life have benefited from and enjoyed Reiki. I invite God and our angels and guides into each session to assist in the healing for your highest and greatest good.