What is Reiki?

’Energy therapies’ are based on the belief in a universal flow of healing energy that flows around and through all living beings (Trepper 2013). Energy healing targets these energy fields around the body. Many ancient cultures have a name for this universal flow, for example: ’Prana’ in India, ’Chi’ in China, ’Ruarch’ for Hebrews, ‘Mana’ in Hawaii. One of the complementary ’energy therapies’ is the Japanese healing art of Reiki. In the Japanese language ‘rei’ means universal spirit and ‘kei’ means life force energy.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying of hands" on the chakras. If one's "life force energy" is low or blocked, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

Reiki helps to restore the client's energies to a state of balance on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, thereby enhancing the client's natural ability to heal.

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