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What is Reiki? Reiki is a natural healing technique used to improve physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual well-being. It can be used effectively for illnesses & injuries to help reduce pain, speed up healing & increase the body's natural ability to heal itself. Reiki uses hands-on, no-touch, and/or visualization techniques with the goal of improving the flow of energy in a person. It provides many of the same benefits of massage, such as reducing stress, stimulating the immune system, increasing energy, and relieving pain & symptoms of health conditions. Reiki promotes deep relaxation, a sense of peace & well-being, and is a wonderful antidote to stress. It complements other healing modalities & can restore a sense of balance within every area of your life.
Where did Reiki originate? Reiki (pronounced ray - key) was developed in the mid-1800s by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese scholar of religion. According to the story that has been passed down among Reiki teachers, Usui was a Christian who was intrigued by the idea that Christ could heal the sick by touch. Some Reiki teachers claim Usui found clues dating as far back as 10,000 years ago to healing arts that originated in ancient Tibet. He dedicated his life to helping the sick & poor using Reiki & tapping into the universal life force known to many as "Qi" (pronounced chee).
The basic philosophy of Reiki is that the body has an energy field that is central to its health & proper functioning, & its energy travels in certain pathways that can become blocked or weakened. This idea of energy flow is a central concept in traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture. Everyone has the potential to access the universal life energy. Over time, most people's body systems become blocked & energy becomes weakened. Reiki practitioners use their hands, thoughts, & own energy fields to help improve the client's energy field. Reiki can be done in person or remotely.
As people, we are responsible for our own health & need to want to be helped with our healing when health is compromised. As Usui experienced, a 'healing attitude' is free from worry & fear, & one is filled with gratitude for life & for others, and placed emphasis on each person finding honest & meaningful work in their lives - all this, in order to complete the picture of overall health. (1)
Please contact our office staff about how Reiki may benefit you!