What is Reiki?

“The best methods are those which help the life energy to
resume its inner work of healing”
 Paramahansa Yogananda


Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word representing universal life energy, the energy which is all around us. It is derived from rei, meaning “free passage” or “transcendental spirit” and ki, meaning “vital life force energy” or ” universal life energy”

Reiki is a natural, simple, safe, effective healing system that uses spiritually guided universal energy, the energy which permeates our entire universe and all living things. This energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner into the body and aura of the receiver. It is an ancient healing system that has been used for thousands of years and was rediscovered by Dr Mikao Usui. Reiki is a Japanese term meaning universal energy, or spiritually guided universal energy, because it is the divine consciousness, the All-knowing that guides this life force. Because of this, Reiki can also be sent to someone who is not physically present, this is called distance healing. It can also be used on animals and plants. During a Reiki session, the person receiving Reiki lies or sits, fully clothed, while the practitioner places his hands lightly on or a few inches over the person’s head and body. Reiki opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease and pain and the necessity for taking responsibility for one’s life. Reiki heals on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual to help return the body to its natural perfect state. It increases spiritual awareness and progress and is a means for each person to access the richness of his soul and discover his own great potential. Reiki is not a system of religious beliefs.

What Can Reiki Help

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate healing on all levels – physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness beyond any illness.
The Benefits of Reiki


reiki benefits   Reiki works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. Strengthens the imm  une system.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. Helps in relieving pain.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. Aids in healing every known physical and mental illness.

benefits of reiki Works on the symptoms and their deeper cause.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. Relieves stress and increases relaxation.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. Balances and harmonizes the function of glands and organs.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. Clears energy blockages and suppressed emotions.

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Balances the chakras.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. Works well with traditional medicine and improves its results.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. Provides limitless benefits of spiritual growth and increases intuition.

Connect to the Internet if you can't see this image. The benefits of Reiki are not limited to healing! Reiki can be used on situations,

    to achieve goals, to overcome obstacles, its uses are endless!

Reiki Treatment

  • A Reiki treatment involves a Reiki practitioner gently placing their hands on the client’s body in a passive manner.

  • The positions of the practitioner’s hands will be changed approximately every five minutes across the client’s body.

  • The usual duration of a treatment is typically an hour or two depending on what work needs to be done during that session.

  • Reiki is not a form of a massage as the hands remain still while in contact with the patient’s body.

  • The treatment will be given in a safe, quiet environment while lying on a massage table.

  • For your own comfort loose clothing is preferred.

  • During a Reiki treatment clients enter a very deep state of relaxation.

  • A 1-hour Reiki treatment is the physiological equivalent of 3-4 hours sleep, making it one of the most advanced, natural stress reduction therapies available.


Is It Easy To Learn?

Healing is a gift inherent in everyone, just like psychic ability and intuition.The beauty of Reiki lies in its great simplicity. Even a child can be initiated into Reiki. Reiki is the innate ability to channel healing energy through the hands; we are all born having this natural ability to heal ourselves, have you noticed how you immediately and unconsciously put your hand on a sore part of your body in order to bring relief to it? However, this ability is very weak and unfocused and is awakened through the attunement process which instantly transforms this ability into a very effective and powerful force. Anyone can learn Reiki because it does not require any previous experience or special ability. Reiki is not taught like any other healing method, the only way to learn Reiki is to be attuned to it by a Reiki master. The attunement process is a spiritual ceremony in which the Reiki master transmits the Reiki ability and symbols to the student. The attunement process is performed purely on the spiritual body, so it does not matter whether the person is physically present or not, this applies also to distance healing.

To learn more about Reiki, check out these sites:

The Reiki Guy 

Reiki Healing Power 

The Reiki Center 

International Center For Reiki Training


~ by indigolifecenter on March 9, 2008.

One Response to “What is Reiki?”

  1. My friend, who is a chiropractic MD uses Reiki in her practice; and she truly believes in its healing attributes. Appreciate your insightful blog post – thanks for sharing.

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