Reiki is an integrative treatment that can help you experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
Reiki is a Japanese practice that promotes healing, compassion, and wellbeing. Clients often experience a deep feeling of relaxation, floating, peace, and warmth.
In the United States, Reiki began being used in hospital operating rooms as early as 1988, and is considered a form of biofield therapy under the department of complementary and alternative medicine techniques also known as CAM. Each cell in the human body produces measurable electrical and magnetic fields. The heart produces an electrical pulse that controls its ability to beat and can be measured through an EKG. The brain produces electrical brain waves that can be measured by an EEG. MRIs uses the body’s magnetic field to produce images of soft tissues within the body. Biofield therapy, such as Reiki, can be defined as energy that moves the body into a more relaxed state which is connected to health and healing.
Potential Benefits Of Reiki
Feeling Grounded & Balanced
Promotes inner peace & calmness
Lower Heart Rate & Blood Pressure
Enhances the Body's Ability to Heal Itself
Improved Post-Surgical Outcomes
Improved Comfort & Ease During Chemotherapy
History of Reiki
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique created by Mater Usui Mikao. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words “rei” meaning universal and “ki” or “life energy.”
Master Usui Mikao was born into one of the last high-ranking Samurai clans in 1865 during the Meiji Regime. He was an accomplished martial artist trained in Aiki Jutstu which combined physical skills with harmonizing with “Ki” or one’s energy, to experience enhanced calmness, concentration, willpower, and physical fitness.
Later in life, as Tendai Buddhist priest, he drew from his own spiritual experiences of Tendai Buddhism, Shintoism, and martial arts, to create a system that is now known as reiki to benefit everyone —whether they were religious or not.
Reiki was formalized to correspond to body parts and ailments by Hayashi Chujiro, a retired naval officer and surgeon who studied with Usui in 1925 to help naval personnel.
Hawayo Takata, an American born Japanse woman, studied with Hayashi for two years and is responsible for bringing Reiki to the West by opening the first Reiki clinic and school in 1938.
By the mid-1970s Mrs. Takata realized she needed to train teachers to pass on the system of Reiki. Mrs. Takata died in 1980 and her students began to set up their own practices. However, with the lack of formal infrastructure, and the sudden rise of the New Age movement some teachings took on new age concepts, straying from the traditional Japanese roots.