Reiki is a natural healing modality discovered in the mid 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui from Kyoto, Japan. However, it is believed to have originated from ancient Buddhist spiritual healing methods dating back to 620 BC. It is believed by some that Reiki is what Jesus used to heal people, according to German writer and researcher Holger Kersten in his book, Jesus Lived in India. The word itself means, “Life Force Energy,” whereas, “Re” means “Universal,” and “Ki” means, “Life Force Energy.’’
Reiki is the method of very gently laying of hands over the top of the organs and energy centers of the body, and transmitting Ki (Life Force Energy) to the body. It is this Life Force Energy that balances the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies, and is extremely relaxing.
Reiki is performed with the person fully clothed and laying on the massage table. Most people report feeling heat coming from the hands of the Reiki practitioner. Sometimes people will feel a tingling sensation, and very often, as the body is balancing itself, people will experience a jerking sensation in the body, often in the legs or arms. People often go into an altered state of consciousness or a deep sleep while receiving a Reiki treatment. All clients report feeling extremely relaxed, centered, and grounded, and have a sense that all is right with the world when the treatment is finished