Reiki is the ancient art of “laying on of hands” to heal. It is the use of touch to convey kindness, peacefulness, love, and healing, through the channelling of energy to enhance a person’s own life force.
This “laying on hands” or touching to heal stems from the principle that every living being, or creature has a life force. This life force radiates from all parts of a person, and it is the harnessing and channelling of this life force or energy to heal using certain Reiki techniques which is what Reiki is all about.
Life Force or “Ki”
The word Reiki can be broken down into two parts: Rei, and Ki. Ki is the life force or energy and is the source of life itself or Prana. In Japan, life energy is termed Ki. Ki is like the Chinese Chi, and pervades the whole of the earth, planets, stars, and universe, and these life energies affect and connect with our own living body’s Ki.
Rei on the other hand refers to the universal transcendental spirit, essence or mysterious power that exists in the universe.
A reiki session usually takes between 60 – 90 minutes starting at the crown of the head moving down to the feet. The receiver of Reiki might feel a tingling sensation or warmth during the session. This method of energy transmission has been proven to have transformative benefits on the mind, body, and soul. It assists the body in creating an environment for healing.
Reiki is a gift that forever changes the receiver’s life in many positive ways. .