Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a complementary therapy which was named after Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese theologist.
Reiki is a Japanese word, meaning Universal Life Energy, an energy which is all around us. It is regarded as ‘life’s energy’ and creates a feeling of deep relaxation. Energy blockages are removed, allowing a free flow of life energy throughout the body. Toxins are removed from the body with other waste products leaving the system much more quickly. Then, with the toxins removed from your body, more energy can be received and your vital processors and functions become more highly tuned.
The hands are the main instrument used in the healing by Reiki, and can be effective through clothing. It has also been useful for anyone taking drugs to help reduce some of the side effects. They say it is possible to heal acute injuries but chronic injuries can take longer to heal. Reiki is a therapy available to anyone, and can help the receiver of the therapy to achieve a more relaxed approach to life and greater harmony.
On the UK Reiki Federation website – you can find all you need to know about this type of therapy as well as finding yourself a good therapist.
A great book on this subject, of which there are many is ‘Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art’ by Diana Stein.