Reiki is an energetic technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes spiritual and physical healing. We know Reiki of at least 4 types were in existence in Japan when Usui Reiki, the type I practice, was discovered by Mikao Usui Sensei in 1922. He taught 2000 students before his death and from there, his students eventually carried Reiki to the entire world. Reiki came to the West when Mrs. Hawaya Takata emigrated to Hawaii, from there her students expanded the teachings to the Mainland.
Reiki can be received in person by “laying on hands”, which is actually an approximation, as the hands can touch and/or hover a few inches above the Client’s body. As a Master Practitioner, I can also administer Reiki remotely as distance Reiki is performed through a focused energetic exchange from Practitioner to client. Reiki is based on the idea that Ki an unseen “life force energy” flows through all of us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s Ki or “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 “universal” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually spiritually guided “universal life force energy”.