Reiki (pronounced RAY-KEY) is a simple Japanese folk art. The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words: REI (The Universal Life Force) and KI (Energy). Reiki is the energy that surrounds and fuels us in our daily lives. It is not the personal energy of the practitioner, but an endless supply of healing energy that can never be exhausted.
Profound relaxation. Renewal. Gentle hand placements (not massage). Subtle energy flowing through you, relieving stress, fatigue and pain, accelerating healing, revitalizing body, mind, and spirit.
Results of Reiki include:
History of Reiki
Reiki (pronounced RAY-KEY) is a word derived from two Japanese words: REI (The Universal Life Force) and KI (sacred energy). In the 1930’s, Hawayo Takata (1900-1980) brought this healing art (Usui Shiki Ryoho-the Usui System of Natural Healing) to the western world. Her teacher, Chujiro Hayashi was taught by Mikao Usui, the founder. Since 1980, Takata’s granddaughter, Phyllis Lei Furumoto (www.usuireiki-ogm.com / www.usuishikiryohoreiki.com), carries the spiritual lineage of the system.
“The Reiki method is not only for curing illness. Its true purpose is to correct the heart-mind, keep the body fit, and lead a happy life using the spiritual capabilities human beings were endowed with since birth.”
–From the memorial stone of Mikao Usui, Founder of the Usui System of Reiki Healing.
Reiki for Everyone
There are several styles of Reiki and many Reiki Masters; students tend to find the right teachers for them. Reiki training can be appropriate for people of all walks of life. Classes may include a blend of individuals, such as:
These people come from every possible spiritual background and orientation, from Fundamentalist Protestant to New Age Metaphysician, from Jewish to Atheist, from devout Catholic to devotees of Eastern philosophies, from Native American to never-thought-about-it.
Reiki can be practiced simply and easily in everyday life. It needs nothing added to it to “improve” it or “add power” to it. It is a discrete application of touch. It is said, “Just place your hands where needed, and healing energy flows through them.”
Reiki is a practical, cost-saving healing tool. Everyone who wants to can learn Reiki.