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What is Reiki?


Reiki, pronounced Ray Key, is a non invasive form of hands on healing system developed by Mikao Usui in the early 1900’s in Japan. 
Literally, Reiki is translated from Japanese, as ”Universal Life Force Energy” or “Spiritual Energy”.  The word is divided into 2 parts: Rei-“wisdom and knowledge of all the Universe” and Ki-which is the "life force energy" that flows through every living thing:- plants, animals and people.
 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. 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. During a Reiki healing  session, the practitioner places their hands on or above the recipient and channels the healing energy through their crown chakra down their body and out through their hands. 

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 every known illness and malady 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. 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 one's health and enhance the quality of life.

Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

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 whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, 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.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

 During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Mikao Usui decided to add the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals came in part from the five prinicples of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Mikao Usui admired. The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience. In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
The founder , Usui Mikao

The healer channels the Universal Life Force energy, that energy which is all around us, and infuses life, into the patient, thus promoting healing on the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical levels

 Reiki has many benefits, especially deep relaxation and stress reduction.
* Relaxes                                                                      
* Strengthens the immune system
* Reduces stress and tension                              
* Treats symptoms and causes of illness
* Clears physical and emotional toxins                                                           
* Relieves pain, often within one treatment
* Promotes natural self-healing                         
* Enhances personal and spiritual  awareness                  
* Balances the energies in the body                   
* Promotes creativity
* Balances the organs and glands                       
* Releases blocked and suppressed feelings
* Aids meditation and positive thinking