Several ancient cultures believed that energy flows through our bodies, affecting our well-being on many levels. Scientific research studies have shown that imbalances, disruptions or blockages of these energy flows may lead to physical, emotional or mental illnesses. The healing modality Reiki attempts to balance and heal these energy flow deficiencies, leading to improved health and well-being.
"Rei" means "Universal" and "ki" ("chi" in Chinese) means "Life Force Energy". Reiki is the name given to a system of relaxation and natural healing for body and mind by Dr. Mikao Usui, who lived in Japan from 1865 to 1926.
Reiki is a system of subtle energy healing using either laying on of hands or distance healing techniques. The Reiki practitioner received a series of "attunements" (by one or more Reiki Masters) which enable the practitioner to pass subtle energies through the hands.
Reiki is a healing modality that balances the recipient's biofield and strengthens the body's ability to heal itself. Reiki can be used to support and complement conventional medical interventions. Please note that Reiki is not a replacement for any prescribed medical interventions or medications.