What is Reiki? 

The knowledge that an unseen energy flows through all living things and is connected directly to our quality of health. Some call it 'hands on healing' or other terms for channeling energy from or through one person to another. It has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. The existence of life force energy is perceptible, has been verified by recent scientific experiments, and medical doctors are considering the role it plays in the functioning of the body, the immune system and the healing process in humans.

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of 'life force energy' to improve health and enjoy a good quality of life.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but it is transferred to the student by a Reiki Master. Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual awareness or belief and, therefore, is available to everyone. It has been successfully transferred to millions of people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and surrounds you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and soul and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual knowing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

Reiki is a system of energy healing that explores how to use five major elements:

  • Spiritual and mental connection using the five precepts (a simple translation would be: Do not anger, do not worry, be humble, be honest in your work, be compassionate to yourself and others.)
  • Hands on healing for the self and others
  • Techniques for the transference and channeling of energy
  • Mantras and symbols
  • Attunements

Each of these elements works together with the others to create a whole system for spiritual development and healing that is unique and powerful.

When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in every day life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul! - Rabbi Harold Kushner