Developed by Mikao Usui, Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive Japanese healing modality founded upon ancient energy healing principles originated in Tibet and India. The Japanese translation of reiki is "universal life force energy" and it is the true essence and barometer of holistic health.
Thousands of years before Quantum Physics validated that everything is essentially made of vibrating energy, ancient healing traditions such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Qi-Gong, Tai Chi and Acupuncture developed the knowledge that holistic health is directly correlated to an individual's flow of "ki" or "qi" in Chinese and "prana" in Sanskrit. They were keenly aware that mind, body and spirit are intricately connected and that in addition to the physical body, every individual has a "subtle" or energetic body that also requires routine maintenance to achieve health and vitality.
Just as the human body has a physical anatomy, the subtle body also has an energy anatomy. Our energy anatomy consists of our aura which has several different layers and our "chakras" or energy centers which also correlate to the function of specific organs and emotions.
WHAT IS REIKI?
While every individual's physical body has the ability to heal, our chakras can become blocked due to stagnant energy being stored in our bodies from chronic stress, anxiety, toxins, trauma, grief, self-doubt, fear and the like. Left unmanaged, this can oftentimes lead to imbalance, illness and dis-ease. Reiki is an effective means of both preventing and combating these imbalances as it helps to process and release heavy emotions, negative patterns and conditioning in order to restore the body back to its natural healing capabilities. It is important to note that Reiki is not a religion, nor does it require the recipient to "believe" in reiki in order to be effective.