What Is Reiki?

Reiki means ‘universal life force’ and is a gentle, non-intrusive form of hands-on healing. Most clients experience the Reiki energy as a tingling sensation, as heat, or sometimes icy coldness, from the hands of the practitioner. It is usually given to the receiver while they are lying on a massage table, or in the case of an emergency, directly to the injured site – great First Aid!

Everyone has healing in their hands, it’s why we rush to put our hands on ourselves after receiving a bump or bruise. Reiki refines this energy, giving it focus, strength and love.

Reiki is not a religion, and no special belief system is required.

The Benefits of Reiki

The benefits from receiving Reiki are numerous:

  • It promotes the body’s own healing abilities and brings instant relief for bee stings, ant bites, minor burns, sore joints, emotional upsets and other everyday ailments
  • It slows the brainwave patterns down to meditation level
  • It encourages the client to heal their ‘dis-ease’ with love rather than with denial and separation.
  • It is a great stress reducer and complements all other healing modalities because it ‘works’ on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

The History of Reiki

Reiki was re-discovered in ancient documents and personal transforming experiences a century ago by Dr Makao Usui in Japan after he had spent many years searching the world for a healing method to aid people who were ill and those recovering from illness. It was eventually brought to the Western world via Hawaii by Hawayo Takata where she passed on the history, philosophy and initiations. Before passing over in 1980 she created 22 Reiki Masters to carry on her teachings, one of whom was Beth Gray. Beth then brought Reiki to Australia in 1983.

Reiki Ideals

Just for today do not anger, accept.

Just for today do not worry, accept.

Just for today count your blessings and be grateful.

Just for today do an honest day’s work and earn
your livelihood without hurting anyone.

Just for today be kind to every single living thing.