Reiki(pronunced ray-key) is a laying-on of hands healing technique, that promotes stress reduction and relaxation. This technique is thousands of years old. It was rediscovered in the late 1800’s by Mikao Usui.

The word Reiki comes from japanese kanji.  Kanji are ideograms , drawings or symbols used to represent an idea or concept in the language of Japan.

Rei and Ki together they mean “universal life energy” or divine life force. They are potent, positive healing symbols.

Rei-Spiritual Wisdom

The word Rei as it is used in Reiki, is more accurately interpreted to mean supernatural knowledge or spiritual consciousness. This is the wisdom that comes from God or the Higher Self. This is the God-Consciouness which is all knowing. Though the general meaning of Rei is “universal” and this a definition many have used.

Ki-Life Energy

The word Ki means the same as Chi (from Chinese), Ki (Japanese) or Prana (Indian). Also known in science as Biofield energy. Ki is life energy. This is a non-physical energy that is in us and all living things. As long as we are alive, we have life energy moving trough us and our surroundings.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature i that it provides love an compassion to the client, it is not a religion. It has no dogma an does not conflict with religious belief. People who are followers of all the various religions have practiced Reiki and find that it enhances their religious experience.