What is Reiki?
The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing developed by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui in 1922. Reiki is a healing modality much like acupuncture and cupping, it impacts the energetic systems of the body to promote the body’s regenerative self-healing ability. Reiki treats the whole person, body, mind and spirit, to achieve balance and restore optimum health.
Reiki is universal life energy, harnessed and guided by a trained Japanese Reiki Practitioner that has been attuned to the practice. Once a person has been attuned, their hands become a channel for concentrated life energy that can promote healing and balance in themselves and others.
Reiki is not a religion, it is completely nondenominational. You can practice any religion, yet still use and benefit from Reiki. While it is not a not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well being.