Developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui, Reiki is the ancient art of energy healing. Reiki is based on the idea that there is a “life force energy” flowing through us. It is administered by a practitioner who serves as a conduit through whom this Universal energy can be transmitted to the recipient. This is commonly referred to as “laying on hands.” When the flow of energy is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems occur. Imbalances can result from many situations occurring in our lives including: emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts and feelings (fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk), toxicity, nutritional depletion, unhealthy lifestyle and relationships, and suppressed emotions and feelings.
Reiki is an extremely effective complement when used in conjunction with other healing therapies. Practiced in the holistic world of integrative care, as well as in the traditional world of hospitals and other medical facilities, Reiki is quickly becoming one of the most sought after methods of healing. It helps to trigger the body’s natural healing abilities, resulting in stress reduction, relaxation, and improved health.