Reiki, often described as “laying hands” healing, is an ancient energy healing technique that promotes mental, physical and spiritual balance.
During a Reiki session, the therapist will place their palms lightly on or over specific areas on the patient’s body, guiding the restorative Reiki energy, that helps the body heal itself, removes any energetic blockages and cleanses the aura and chakras.
As the story goes, the technique was forgotten in the mist of time and rediscovered in the late 1800s by a Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui.
Dr. Usui opened the first Reiki clinic and school in 1922 in Tokyo, treating thousands of people and promoting a balanced life style.
The Reiki principles, according to Dr. Usui are basic guidelines by which anyone can attain health and happiness:
The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer.
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
The founder , Usui Mikao
Some of the few Reiki therapy benefits, recognized by modern medicine, are:
- Pain relief
- Reduced level of anxiety and depression
- Reduced level of stress
- Increased relaxation
Reiki also works on the subtle energetic system of the body, in which, according to traditional medicine, potential diseases and imbalances manifest early on, before becoming physical symptoms. Thus Reiki can help restore energetic imbalances and prevent the appearance of their physical manifestation as diseases.