is a safe and gentle but profound form of hands on healing. Pronounced
"ray-key", it means universal life energy. That is, the vital
energy that surrounds and is within all living things. The practitioner
is taught through a special attunement process, creating a channel through
which the energy can flow; from the universal source through the practitioner
to the receiver.
Reiki is a system of natural healing that evolved through the work of
Dr.Usui in Japan. His lifetime commitment to developing and teaching Reiki
was inspired by many ancient teachings, study and meditation.
Dr Usui was a Christian there is no belief system attached to Reiki. Anyone
can receive Reiki, the only pre-requisite is the want to be healed.
Sessions can last from 1-2 hours. A detailed case history is taken and
then the receiver will lie, fully clothed on a treatment couch (or in
a comfortable sitting position). The practitioner's hands are placed in
specific positions over the body and each position is held for several
is common for people to feel sensations of warmth and coolness, at the
same time as being profoundly relaxed and rested.
. It works on body,
mind and spirit.
. It awakens the body's own healing
. It can help remove physical and emotional
blockages (sometimes leading to tears or laughter).
. It can reduce stress and often gives
the receiver a greater sense of mental / emotional clarity and physical