Reiki originated in ancient Tibet thousands of years ago and was rediscovered in the 1870’s by a Japanese scholar and monk named Dr Mikao Usui who spent the rest of his life practising and teaching these findings.
Hawayo Takata, a Japanese woman who lived in Hawaii, brought these teachings to the western world and today there are many Reiki masters following in the great Usui’s footsteps who have been trained in the traditions passed down from master to student.
The word Reiki consists of two Japanese syllables and is pronounced RAY-KEY. It is a form of hands on healing working on the body, mind and spirit by stimulating our own natural healing abilities and dealing with the root cause of the problem, not the symptoms.
It has been proven that everything consists of energy including ourselves, so the best way to treat ourselves if we are ill or out of balance is with energy. It is this force that is drawn through a channel in the practitioner and passed on to the recipient who unconsciously absorbs the energy to the areas of most imbalance.
Many different sensations may be experienced ranging from feelings of temperature change to deep relaxation, sometimes even emotional. No two treatments are the same.