Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a complementary therapy that promotes deep relaxation and natural healing. It works by using energy (also known as chi/ki or prana) to heal you on many levels, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. It is the same energy that is worked with in Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Yoga.
It originated in Japan early in the 1900’s and was developed by Mikao Usui. The original system was used mainly for self healing and spiritual development. It was only later when it came to the Western world that it became a system to treat others.
Reiki is a holistic therapy that treats the cause of the problem and not just the presenting condition. This means that it can help with a wide range of conditions including stress, anxiety and sleep problems to name but a few.
Reiki can bring many benefits and the main ones are listed below;
Reduced stress and anxiety
Increased energy levels
A feeling of inner calm and contentment
A speeding up of the body’s own healing system