What is Reiki? Reiki healing is thought to be an ancient healing form but was rediscovered in the late 1800s by Dr Mikao Usui a Japanese Buddhist. The Usui system of Reiki is simple yet powerful and easily given by anyone who has been attuned to Reiki. The word Reiki is two words combined: Rei meaning universal and Ki meaning life force energy which makes up everything.
What happens in a Reiki session?
The recipient remains fully clothed and receives Reiki seated in a chair or lying on a treatment couch. The Reiki practitioner simply places their hands in specific places on the recipient and the Reiki energy will flow to where it is needed in the recipient's mind, body and soul.
History of Reiki
In the mid 1800s Dr Mikao Usui a Japanese university lecturer began a ten year quest to learn the art of healing. He travelled to the USA to study religion, philosophy and the ancient language of Sanskrit. He then returned to a Japanese Zen Buddhist monastery healing the monks, then working in the slums of Kyoto. While travelling in Japan he met Chujiro Hayashi, a retired naval officer who he then trained as his successor. Hayashi in turn trained teams of Reiki practitioners. In 1935 Hawayo Takata came to Japan from Hawaii and was treated by Hayashi. She found Reiki so life changing she stayed to train returning to Hawaii in 1938 and ultimately became Hayashi's successor. Phyllis Furumoto her grand daughter is now grand master.