About Reiki

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.

Reiki is

Convenient to use; a safe and simple practice of non-invasive gentle touch.

A built-in First Aid Kit and preventative self-care–absolutely economical and portable.

An adjunct to increase the effectiveness of other therapy.

A tool to accelerate healing on all levels: spiritual, mental, emotional and physical.

A practice for personal use, expanding your capacity for peace, love, and joy, empowering your personal development.

Compatible with all religions; free of dogma.

Ongoing access to the life-force energy, assisting the body/mind in self-healing functions.

Balancing, relaxing, revitalizing; giving you a fresh start on your day. A ready source of relief from stress, fatigue and pain.

Uniquely different with each use; the recipient absorbs the Reiki energy according to need.

Easy to learn. More than a technique, Reiki is a healing art: you continue to learn by practicing it.

An endless supply of healing energy that can be used as needed.

Results of Reiki include:

Relief from insomnia

Restored vitality, optimism, clarity and creativity

Accelerated healing after injury, illness, surgery or trauma

Feeling more balanced, tranquil and whole

Elizabeth Valsala

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. From 1980 to 2019, Takata’s granddaughter, the late Phyllis Lei Furumoto (www.usuishikiryohoreiki.com), carried the spiritual lineage of the system. On March 15, 2019, Johannes Reindl from Austria was recognized by Phyllis Lei Furumoto as her successor and Lineage Bearer for Usui Shiki Ryoho.

“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:

Healthcare professionals

Natural healers

Disenchanted medical consumers

Individuals needing more than “traditional” treatment

Family and friends of people or animals needing Reiki

Those seeking accelerated personal or spiritual growth

Professionals who will use Reiki at work and at home

People wanting tranquility; ongoing relief from stress

Family of the terminally ill or incurably ill

Those wanting a career in natural healing

Outdoor folks wanting a built-in First Aid kit

Individuals who live independent of “the system”

People who always enjoy expanding their horizons

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.