What is Reiki? (pronounced ray-key)

Reiki is a therapy, apparently based on an ancient Tibetan Buddhist technique, developed in Japan in the late 19th or early 20th cent. by Dr Mikao Usui (1865–1926), in which the therapist channels this energy from him- or herself into the patient by the gentle laying on of hands, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Reiki is based on the concept that the flow of energy, or Ki, within our body is affected by our positive and negative thoughts, feelings and emotions. Negativity is stored not only in the brain, but, also in various parts of the body, including the DNA patterns of our cells. This negativity limits and/or disrupts the flow of energy in these areas, allowing them to become unhealthy.
The Reiki energy promotes stress reduction, relaxation and healing.
  • It releases mental, emotional and physical blockages, thus, balancing the flow of energy within our body.
  • It clears the energy in our bodies leaving us in a relaxed state and feeling calm and at peace.
  • It opens blocked meridians and chakras within our body.
  • It helps us to become aware of our own natural healing ability.
  • It treats the body, emotions, mind and spirit as a whole – giving a holistic healing approach to becoming better within our self and giving us inner guidance on how to lead a better quality life.
  • It is a simple, natural and safe method for self-improvement at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level that everyone and anyone can use.
  • It complements any medical or alternative or complementary therapies.
  • A treatment feels like warmth, heat, cold, electric currents, tickly, prickly or any other pleasant and/or comforting physical sensation surrounding or flowing through you, or you may simply feel nothing but deep relaxation!

Below is a link to research that has verified some of the possible effects of Reiki.
Immediate Effects of Reiki on Heart Rate Varia... [Biol Res Nurs. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI