The word Reiki is composed of two parts: “rei” which defines the universal side of energy, and “ki” which is the life-force energy that flows through every living thing. This is found in most cultures but under different names such as “chi” for the Chinese and “prana” for the Indian Hindus. It is often mispronounced, I find the easiest way to remember it is phonetically as in ray-key.

Reiki is a gentle but powerful hands on healing art. It helps restore balance and harmony to the mind and body. It is used throughout the world by people of all creeds and belief systems, Reiki is something that can benefit everyone.

The energy involved in Reiki healing is the universal energy that surrounds all life. We cannot see this energy without technical assistance because it operates on a frequency that is too fast for the naked eye to see. The Reiki energy flows freely through us when we are open to receive it.

Benefits of Reiki:

  • Increases energy levels
  • Improves health challenges
  • Reduces stress
  • Helps during times of major change
  • Gives comfort in times of bereavement
  • Accelerates the healing process after surgery
  • Accelerates the healing process with orthopedic injuries
  • Used for preventative health care
  • For pain relief
  • To overcome fears
  • Enhances self-confidence levels
  • Compliments conventional therapies
  • Benefits chronic and acute medical conditions

Reiki has proved to be of great benefit for a broad range of conditions including migraines, asthma, skin conditions, ulcers, orthopedic injuries and arthritis to name but a few.

The gentle Reiki energy is also effective in calming the mind and has helped many with anxiety and depression. Reiki is something that pregnant woman can use, some maternity hospitals now offer Reiki as a complementary form of therapy.