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Reiki is a life-altering healing energy that has endless benefits. Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui after many years of study and research. Usui researched this ancient healing art from scrolls in Tibet that were dated over 2500 years old.

The knowledge of an invisible energy that flows through all living things has been part of the wisdom of many cultures for thousands of years. The existence of life force energy has been documented by scientific experiments. Medical doctors are now considering the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process. When our life force energy is low, it impacts our well-being and personal health. Reiki is an energy that works on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level. The technique increases one’s life force energy that brings the body back into balance, promoting a healthier life.

– Canadian Reiki Association

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 means “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 well-being. 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 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.

– The International Center For Reiki Training

Reiki is performed using touch or holding the hands a few inches away from the body. The client is fully clothed during a regular Reiki session. Reiki may also be combined with massage and other treatments.

The benefits of Reiki include:

  • creates and increases inner peace
  • relieves/manages acute and chronic pain
  • eases depression, stress and anxieties
  • assists with physical injury or recovery
  • eases grieving/feeling overwhelmed
  • assists with recovery from surgery
  • quiets mind chatter
  • eases issues of addictions
  • increases confidence
  • increases vitality and quality of life
  • increases focus and mental clarity
  • improves immune system
  • relieves insomnia