The word Reiki is a Japanese word - 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 Japanese technique developed by Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing. The “Usui system of Reiki” is a healing art that uses energy, channeling it through our bodies, to storage in the solar plexus and into the patient through “laying on of hands”. Energy is pulled through the body at a rate corresponding to the need of the person receiving the healing and will go through clothes and blankets. It is not the healer’s touch that heals the person receiving the treatment but rather the “God power or Higher wisdom”. The healer’s energy is not drained but is replenished.

A treatment 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, stress reduction and feelings of peace, security and well-being.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been known to be effective in helping manage illnesses and maladies and can create a beneficial effect. It can also work in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

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