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What is Reiki?

Rei is the Japanese word for universal, spiritual, sacred, divine

Ki is the word for vital, life force energy that flows through everything.


Reiki can balance and repair you mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. During sessions, clients have reported either pain going away, stress reduction, peacefulness, deep relaxation, memories and emotions surfacing, and sensations and/or images. 

The Five Reiki Principles

Today I show gratitude for everything.

Today I will not worry.

Today I am free of anger. 

Today I will work hard and earn my living honestly.  

Today I chose to be compassionate toward myself and others.


Think of Reiki like water flowing through a hose, and the Reiki practitioner as the hose who guides the water to where it needs to go.  A Reiki practitioner need not have any knowledge of the human body nor what “needs” to be done, the Reiki knows exactly what to do and how to help.  Reiki is thought to enter through the crown chakra (the head) and exits through the hands of the practitioner. 


According to the Washington Post, over 60 U.S. hospitals have adopted Reiki as a treatment option.  Here are a few links to articles about biomedical research and other information about Reiki:


History of Reiki

Mikao Isui “discovered” the divine flow of energy while on a quest for enlightenment near a waterfall at Mt. Kurama in Japan.  On the 21st day, he observed a ball of bright light streaking toward him.  He experienced a state of “satori”, or enlightenment, and received the ability to use Reiki. In 1922, Mikao Isui started teaching Reiki to others.  Reiki made its first debut in the United States in the 1950s.  

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