What is Reiki?




The Reiki Kanji sign is the combination of the 
two Japanese words Rei and Ki symbolizing
Spiritual and Energy or Life and Force, hence
Spiritual Energy or Life Force.


Reiki therapy is a gentle, holistic energy healing process that enhances spiritual, emotional, mental and physical health. It originated in Japan. Reiki leads to a reinvigoration of Mind, Body and Soul.  It is a simple, successful, yet powerful system of natural healing which allows practitioners to channel you with a universal energy. This is usually done by means of a light touch of the hands, but is equally effective without contact.

Reiki is effective in reducing of pain, fatigue, stress and emotional dis-orders, easing the symptoms from all types of illness or addictions, both acute and chronic. A Reiki treatment can revitalize body energies and reinstate mental and emotional health allowing you to see clearly and focus easily. By harmonising and balancing your chakras Reiki gives you a feeling of relaxation and well being. 

This emotional and spiritual experience will reach all areas of your life, improving it both personally and professionally. With Reiki we learn to give love and add peace to our lives, the lives of others and to send energy back to mother earth each time we use it.

You may well discover that your experience of Reiki leads you to learn it for healing yourself. That is how it should be; the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui, originally taught his students to treat themselves and the treatment of others came much later.

Reiki is a hands-on form of healing. Some people describe it inaccurately as a massage. However,  no manipulation of the body takes place, and accordingly there is no risk of injury, aches or pains occurring after treatment.  Reiki is also perfectly safe for the elderly, for babies, young children, pets and even plants seem to love it. 

The most valuable healing health benefit of Reiki is relaxation which leads to stress reduction, which in turn elicits the body’s natural healing ability to recuperate and maintain health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently balances life energies and brings health and well being to the recipient.  

This non-invasive healing system works with the Higher Self of the Receiver to promote the health and well being of the entire physical, emotional and spiritual body. Therefore it is truly a system of attaining and promoting wholeness of Mind, Body and Spirit.  

Reiki is a particular type of subtle energy work in which healing is brought about by the touch of the hands through the attuned Reiki practitioner, allowing the energy flow from a limitless source (Universal Life Force) to the recipient. It is an extraordinarily powerful, yet gentle energy that can be simply channelled by intention 

It is when the flow of the "Life Force Energy" is unsettled, diminished or blocked, that emotional or health problems tend to occur. These imbalances can be a result of negative situations occurring in our lives, such as emotional or physical trauma, injury, lack of nutrition, toxicity destructive lifestyle and relationships, neglect and lack of love for oneself, from bottled-up emotions and from negative thoughts and feelings including worry, fear, anxiety, doubt and anger.  

Reiki healing is a pure energy form. Combined with the sincere desire of the recipient, who is willing to effect a cleansing within their emotional and spiritual consciousness, Reiki can bring about total healing.  

Reiki can also provide additional energy required to recover from illness. It can be used as complementary therapy, and can enhance health care the patient receives in the hospital or from other health care providers.  


Mikao Usui gave his students the gift of Five Reiki Precepts or Principles. These are not Commandments or strict rules to be obeyed; they are targets for each of us to aim at achieving each day. As the fifth precept tells us we should be Compassionate towards ourselves and others. If we err we should not beat ourselves but should try again.


The Five Reiki Precepts


Just for Today

Do not Anger

Do not Worry

Give Thanks

Be Honest

Be Compassionate toward yourself and others



"Each of us has the potential of being given a gift by the divine, which results in the body and soul becoming unified ... a great many people will experience the blessings of the divine ... Through it, the human being will first be made healthy, and then peace of mind and joy in life will be increased."
Dr Mikao Usui