Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese word meaning “Universal Life Force Energy”. It was a method of healing which had been lost for centuries until Dr. Usui rediscovered it in the late 19th century and it was he who gave it the name.
Reiki is made up of two syllables Rei and Ki, which the Japanese alphabet defines as Rei – Universal, Transcendental spirit, mysterious power, essence and Ki – Vital life force energy, something like Chi of Chinese acupuncture, Light Or Holy Ghost to Christians. This is the energy that flows through all living Things.
Reiki is a natural, hands-on healing method. The energy from the Universal Life Force is channelled through the hands of the therapist to the recipient. The hand positions mirror the chakra energy points of the body, which in turn mirror the Endocrine system.