What is Reiki (pronounced RAY-KEY)

REI (universe) KI (energy) means universal energy or “life force energy” in Japanese.

Reiki has been around for 2,500 years, but was only recently revived as a common practice by Mikao Usui.

There are many different types of Reiki systems and although Reiki practitioners are often referred to as healers, this does not provide an accurate description of their role.

Alternately, Reiki practitioners provide channels for healing where Reiki energy is transferred through the practitioner’s hands. The energy flows into the body through pathways, called Meridians1, or through energy centres, called Chakras2.

Reiki is often used to complement other therapies provided in clinics, hospitals and other health centres.

Only positive outcomes can result from a Reiki session. It is completely SAFE. It can be transferred to adults, children, pets, food, and spaces.

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1Meridians: A set of pathways (6 pairs) that are intertwined with the body’s nervous system that allow energy to flow within the body. Meridians distribute the energy of each chakra.

2Chakras: A Sanskrit word, meaning wheel or circle. Chakras act as the valves that control the flow of energy. Ideally, we want each chakra to be open and aligned. Reiki helps remove any debris that is blocking the energy flow in the chakras.