Frequently Asked Questions
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a wonderful Japanese art of healing and well-being devised by Mikao Usui in the early twentieth century.
The Japanese word Reiki (pronounced “Ray Key”) is usually translated as “Universal life-force energy”. What we in the West call “ reiki” refers to a safe, non-intrusive healing technique for use on ourselves and others. It is a holistic system for balancing, healing and harmonising all aspects of the person - body, mind, emotions and spirit – and it can encourage personal and spiritual awareness and growth.
With its roots in esoteric Japanese Buddhism, Reiki can also be understood as a system of spiritual practice. This is arguably much closer to the original conception and practice of Reiki as taught by Mikao Usui. From this perspective the system of Reiki is a way of life through which we overcome our anger, worries and fears, while cultivating a capacity for gratitude, kindness and happiness.