What is Reiki?

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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a system of natural healing discovered in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and brought to the West by Hawayo Takata. The Japanese word "reiki" (ray-key) is translated as "invisible energy with mysterious power". This energy is around us, within us and all living things. 

Reiki works holistically by harmonising, balancing and healing the whole person on all levels - body, mind, spirit and emotions.

Reiki is open to any belief system. It is a totally safe energy that cannot do any harm and it is suitable for everyone, young or old. 

How does it work?

The technique is very simple yet so powerful! When Reiki practitioner's hands come into contact with something living, Reiki starts to flow through practitioner's body and radiates from their hands. 

Why is Reiki different from other form of energy work?

Reiki practitioners do not use their own energy, such as in spiritual healing, or manipulate the patient's own energy fields, as for example in acupuncture. While touching the client, Reiki energy starts to radiate from practitioner's hands which activates the client's own healing mechanism within the body. 

How you can learn Reiki?

Anyone can learn Reiki, including children. After attending only the first day of Reiki class, you can use Reiki to treat yourself, family, friends and pets.

For the Reiki energy to be activated within your hands, you have to be initiated to it by a Reiki Master. A Reiki initiation is a direct transmission from teacher to pupil. Contained within that initiation is not only the spiritual essence and knowledge of that teacher but all the teachers and Masters before him/her within that directly transmitted lineage.