Reiki is an energy and spiritual healing art with roots originating in Japan. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not a religous practice or associated to any religion. It is also not a massage but an effective form of energy healing, a subtle, safe, natural method of energy and spiritual work using guided life-force energy.
Life energy flows through all living things. As Reiki Practitioners we understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own energy and use it to aid their own healing, self improvement, strengthen energy and flow within themselves and use it to help others. A person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. It is believed that when this is true, the person's body and mind is in balance and in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes blocked or weakens, it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation and often utilised for one's personal wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing on all levels - pysical, mental and emotional. It is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.