This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. The practice is taught by Reiki masters/ teachers who have trained in the tradition passed on in person from master to student. We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well-being. The importance and deeper meaning of the elements and aspects and the whole Reiki system is mainly beyond words and gradually unfolds through personal experience.
Reiki (ray-key) is Japanese for “universal life energy”, and is also a word used to describe a gentle and effective system of healing which activates the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. As a natural healing system, it can be enjoyed by anyone and it is safe for adults, children, mothers, pregnant women, babies and animals.
This universal life energy is channelled through the practitioner to the client and works on all levels of the body, the aura, the emotion, the mind, and the spirit, allowing for total harmony and balance to be restored. Reiki can also promote self-development, therefore allowing you to be at your optimum to deal with all aspects of life.
Reiki energy reduce stress within the body. It is an extremely relaxing experience and the benefits are immediate. All diseases and ailments can be helped with Reiki and it is safe to use in conjunction with other complementary therapies and conventional medical treatments. Reiki has a very positive effect on the immune system. It is not based on any belief, faith or suggestion, yet, scientific research using quantum physics is starting to help us to understand how reiki may work to benefit the individual. It has been suggested that in years to come it may be known as energy medicine based on scientifically measurable energy emitted from the healer’s hands.
Scientific research findings how reiki works (UK Reiki Federation) www.reikifed.co.uk