History of Reiki
Founded by Mikao Usui in March 1922, Reiki is a Japanese healing technique designed to promote deep relaxation, stress reduction, and healing. Reiki is a simple and natural method of spiritual healing that is suitable for anyone looking for a gentle and soothing energy healing modality.
The term Reiki, consists of two Japanese kanji/words where Rei means Spiritual Wisdom and Ki means Life Force Energy. Combined, it translates to "Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy". The term Ki has the same meaning as Chi in Chinese and Prana in Sanskrit, which many people may have heard of. Reiki practitioners receive attunements to channel this universal energy of pure light through the Reiki certification process. The strength and power of Reiki energy grows exponentially with each level of certification, amplified by the Reiki symbols that are revealed at the second degree and at Advanced Reiki Training/Master levels, respectively.
Reiki in Hospitals, Care Centers, Hospice
Reiki has gained tremendous support and momentum in recent years, and is now being offered at 800+ medical institutions and care facilities across the U.S. Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic are few examples of major medical institutions where Reiki is a part of their integrative medicine and/or volunteer programs. I am deeply grateful for the courage and incredible amount of work that Reiki practitioners and Teachers have put forth in bringing awareness of Reiki energy and making them accessible to those fortunate enough to discover them. I look forward to seeing a similar momentum for Shamanic Healing in the near future.
What to Expect in a Reiki Session
Typical Reiki sessions lasts around 60-90 minutes depending on the client's preference and offered either in-person or via distance.
A distance session is handled slightly differently depending on the practitioner, but often involves connecting with the client via phone or video conferencing for the brief discussion, and the Reiki portion of the session is done in silence with the client lying down in the comfort of their own home.