What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a form of non-denominational holistic energy healing** that promotes deep relaxation, which thus facilitates health. “Rei” means “universe” and “Ki” means “energy”. Therefore, Reiki refers to universal energy.
Reiki that involves light touch or no touch at all while the client is fully clothed (unlike a massage). Reiki was discovered by a Japanese Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui. This practice of healing has since been passed from student to teacher throughout the world.
Energetic healing works from the premise that “unwell-ness” (whether that manifests as illness, depression, diseases, etc.) is ultimately caused by energetic imbalances. Through sacred Reiki meditation, the Reiki practitioner serves as a conduit to funnel and focus healing energy from the universe to the individual.
Reiki is safe for everyone! Even babies, children, pregnant people, and elderly people. It will not interfere with medications or traditional medical treatment.
Reiki is being used in more and more hospitals as doctors and patients are recognizing the incredible benefits of Reiki! Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and North Shore Medical Center are just a few of the large medical institutions that have Reiki programs because they know it improves the well-being of their patients.
**Note: I do not use the word “healing” to mean that I can cure you. I use “healing” to denote the idea of natural wellness that can come about — but I make no guarantees, promises, or even guesses as to how Reiki will help you. I am not a medical professional! Please seek professional medical advice if you need it!