Reiki (pronounced "ray-key")
is an ancient method of bringing harmony, peace and balance
to all levels of the body, mind and soul. Reiki heals
using Universal Life Force Energy, also
known as Electro-Magnetic Energy,which
is ever present in the universe. It is a simple, yet powerful,
healing art that can be used on yourself as well as others.
it can easily be mastered by everyone.
Dr. Mikao Usui, who in 1846
began a quest to discover a universal energy that could
heal irrespective of the mental and/or physical state
of the person applying the energy. After years of study,
travel, research and meditation he found the Keys to this healing system based on ancient Buddhist
The word Reiki can be split
into two components. Rei meaning "Universal
Spirit", and Ki (Qi, Chi) meaning "Life
Force Energy". This energy is
of the highest and purest form, the very essence that
supports and sustains life. A Reiki practitioner channels
the energy through laying on of hands upon the body. Reiki
goes directly to the area needing the most attention.
These treatments work by dissolving or eliminating toxic
energy and substances from many levels of ones being whether
it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. It also works the
harmonious forces at the same time.
Reiki helps to create and strengthening the harmonious
environment within ones inner being so true healing can
The ability to do Reiki
is easily learned and is transferred to the student by
a Reiki Master during an Attunement process. After being initiated or attuned the student/practitioner
begins to channel this loving and healing energy by the
touch of his/her hands and will find that their natural
healing energies are enhanced. Reiki is gently yet powerful
and has aided in the healing of many different illness
Dr. Usui used Reiki to treat
and cure people from all walks of life. He trained others
in his methods and before dying, named Dr. Chujiro Hyashi
as his successor who was trained in Western Medicine and
a reservist in the Japanese Imperial Navy.
Dr. Hyashi continued the
work of Usui and in turn named a woman of Japanese descent
as his successor. Her name was Hawayo Takata and it is
via Hawayo Takata that the majority of people in the West
now know about Reiki.