Traditional Usui Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing that promotes a deeply relaxed state in the recipient.
A direct reiki treatment involves the practitioner laying their hands on or just above the recipients’ body, as the receiver lays on a treatment coach or sits comfortably in a chair, closes their eyes and drops into a meditative state. A reiki treatment can also be performed over distance with the same effect for the recipient.
The Reiki system of healing was developed in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 20th Century, who devoted his life to the service of others and his spiritual practices.
He called the system of healing he had discovered Reiki, which in Japanese can be translated as Rei – Universal and Ki – Energy.
Reiki philosophy promotes that there is a Universal Life-force Energy that runs through all existence and by attuning to this energy, a practitioner can channel the Universal Energy to where it is needed. During a Reiki treatment this energy is channelled into the recipient.
This concept is well established in Eastern philosophies, where energy is Ki in Japanese, Chi or Qi in China and Prana in India.
Acupuncture, Tai chi and Yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.
Reiki is non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful and may be used with confidence alongside orthodox healthcare and other complementary therapies.
As such, it expands treatment options.
Although the origins of the Reiki philosophies have roots in Buddhist, Hindu Vedic and Christian Gnostic traditions it is a system of healing that is inclusive, non-sectarian and accessible to practitioners of all faiths and belief systems.
Below is a link to a Peer Reviewed Research Paper on:
"Reiki - The Scientific Evidence" written by the UK Reiki Federation, December 2017.