What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It
is administered by “ laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “ life force
energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low,
then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being
happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the
Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life
force energy.”

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki
treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial
effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have
reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that
everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually ever known illness , aliment and
disease, and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other
medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense,
but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. The ability is passed on during a Reiki
class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the
student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve ones health and enhance
the quality of life.
Its use is not dependent on ones intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is
available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you
must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and
will work theater you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God/higher power, many
people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather
than having only an intellectual concept of it.

Information gathered from reiki.org