What is Reiki?
Rei – ‘Universal’ Ki – ‘Life force energy’
Reiki can be used as a hands-on healing therapy, where the therapist acts as a channel for the Reiki energy and places the hands on the seven main energy centres (or chakras) of the body. It is a gentle therapy that helps people to relax, cope better with stress, increase energy levels and eliminate unwanted toxins.
Reiki is more than a healing method for self-healing and the healing of others, it develops your spirituality giving you the ability to heal your body and mind for a deeper understanding of yourself.
The word Reiki comes from the words Raku-Kei, it is the ancient art and science of spiritual self-improvement. Reiki originated in Tibet, where it was used to purify the body and mind and was later re-discovered by Dr Usui in Japan.
Reiki practice is a combination of these 5 elements:
1.Gokai – ideals or code of practice
2.Kokyu Ho – breathing & meditation techniques
3.Tenohira – palm healing
4.Shirushi and Jumon – symbols and mantra’s
5.Reiju – the blessing or attunement