A non-intrusive complementary health therapy
Reiki (“ray-key”) is Japanese for “universal life energy”, a term used to describe a natural system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and a positive feeling of spiritual renewal. This tradition was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system and benefits may include deep relaxation and the promotion of a calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing.
The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is simple. The recipient remains clothed and comfortably lies on a couch or sits on a chair. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively on or near the body, using their intuition and training as a guide. There is no massage or manipulation. Reiki can be used on all or just specific parts of the body. It is also possible to receive Reiki at a distance.
Reiki is taught by Reiki Masters/Teachers, who have trained in the tradition passed on, in person, from Master to student. Students go through a process of initiation and attunement to the Reiki energy. They are then able to treat themselves and others, not only from a personal and emotional perspective, but also as an aid to individual development and spiritual growth.