All About Reiki

by Jill Shires

Reiki (ray-key) is a natural healing technique that used the laying-on of hands. Reiki is thought to have originated thousands of years ago in Tibet. Reiki was rediscovered by Dr.Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddist Monk, in the 1800's. Usui wished to discover how Budda healed the sick. During his ten year quest, he studied the teaching of Christ, and the sacred literature of China, Japan, India and Tibet. At the end of his quest, Reiki came to him on the sacred mountain of Kuriyama in Japan.

What is Reiki?

The work Reiki is mad up of two Japanese words-Rei and Ki. Rei means supernatural force or spiritual intelligence, Ki means life energy. Reiki means spiritually guided life force energy.

What is Treatment Like?

Reiki is given by the laying of hands. A standard treatment includes placing the hands on positions around the head, shoulders, stomach,and feet. In addition, the practitioner may use other positions for specific concerns the client may have. Each position is held for between 5 and ten minutes and the entire treatment lasts between 45 minutes to an hour and a half. A treatment is deeply relaxing and benefits both the client and the practitioner.

How Does it Work?

Reiki is an energy that comes directly from the highest spiritual source. It has its own intelligence and knows exactly where to go and what to do. It is multi-dimensional and will heal the cause of a problem on what level it may exist - body, mind, or spirit. It does not have to be directed by the practitioner. It is very simple and powerful process that can be learned by anyone. Because it is a channelled healing the Reiki energies are never depleted. In fact, when giving a treatment, the Reiki practitioner is healed as well and always experiences an increase in life force energy.