What is Reiki?


Reiki is a Japanese system of energy healing developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1922 for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” directly on or slightly above the recipient and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Dr. Mikao UsuiThe word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.  Reiki is not a religion and can be used and learned by all peoples of faith.

Reiki can help with the following:

  • Pain reduction
  • Mental attitude
  • Acceleration of Healing
  • Post-op recovery
  • PMS/Menopause
  • Insomnia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Increase creativity
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Deep relaxation
  • Digestion
  • Spiritual growth
  • Sinus headaches
  • Emotional balance
  • Depression
  • Stress

What Does A Session Feel Like?

A session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation, feeling centered, feelings of peace, security and well-being.

Healing Crisis…What is that?

As a part of the healing process, some people experience a healing crisis as toxins are being released from the body.  This can be experienced as a temporary increase in current symptoms or other physical symptoms including fatigue.  This process can be expedited by drinking lots of water with fresh squeezed lime and taking baths in Epsom Salts (if not medically contraindicated).  It can also be expedited by additional energy healing.  This experience is usually followed by a reduction in stress or other symptoms.