is the Japanese word for Universal Life Energy.
The Japanese character for "Rei" means universal, transcendental
spirit, mysterious power, essence. "Ki" is the vital
life energy, called Chi by the Chinese, Mana by the Hawaiian Kahunas,
Prana by the East Indians. This energy is given to all of us as
a birthright. It increases the body's natural ability to heal
physical ailments and to release the cause of disease.
Reiki is an ancient healing technique, rediscovered by Dr. Mikao
Usui (1862-1926), who developed the Usui System of Reiki in Japan.
He taught Reiki to about 2000 people in Reiki centers and Reiki
clinics in many parts of the country.
founders of modern Reiki:
Dr. Chujiro Hayashi,
Mrs. Hawayo Takata
After W.W.II the Reiki movement was introduced to the West. Before
his death, Dr. Usui trained one of his students to become the
Grand Master, the 52 year-old Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, a retired naval officer. He brought Reiki
into the form in we teach it today. He also opened a Reiki clinic
in Tokyo, where Mrs. Hawayo Takata, a Japanese from Hawaii, was
a patient. She became a Reiki student of Dr. Hayashi in 1936,
and received her first attunement. A year later, she received
her second attunement, and in 1938 she became a Reiki Master.
Shortly after, Dr. Hayashi died and Mrs. Takata became the Grand
Master. Before her death in 1980, she initiated and trained 21
In a Reiki
session the hands are laid on the receiver using twelve or more
hand positions that correspond to the major chakras or energy
centers in the body. From the hand positions the energy finds
its own way to where it is needed most, and creates the feeling
of relaxation and well being.
can you expect from a session?
As Reiki energy is drawn
by the recipient through the practitioner, the effects of a treatment
are very individual and determined by the needs of the receiver.
In the chart, you can see some general benefits which seem to
manifest in most treatments. Every session will vary in format,
dictated by the acute needs and troublesome areas of our clients.
In every case, certain positions will be used to balance and energize
the endocrine system, which is related to the chakras.
Reiki Classes - initiations:
a weekend workshop, 10am pm-5, Saturday and Sunday; or 4 evenings
for those who cannot attend weekend workshops. You will learn
and practice the Reiki hand positions for self and others, the
history of Reiki, and applications in daily life.
Reiki II-a one-day workshop teaching distant
healing, mental healing and an empowerment technique.
Reiki Master: who teaches the Reiki and initiate
Being initiated into Reiki will help you to use this given force
in a more aware and focused way. The Reiki attunement process
is a very ancient and sacred method for fine tuning the physical
and etheric bodies to a higher vibratory level. Chakras, or energy
centers in the body, are opened, enabling the Reiki student to
channel greater amounts of Universal Life Energy.