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Understanding Reiki & How it Works

Above is the Japanese kanji for Reiki.  The word Reiki is represented by two kanji; Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which means "Life Force Energy". So the word Reiki could be interpreted as "Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy."

What is Reiki?


Reiki (pronounced “Ray Key”) is a non-invasive, non-manipulative Japanese technique used for stress reduction and relaxation. The energy promotes natural healing in the body, and can help with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dis-ease.


Reiki is spiritual in nature in that it provides love and compassion for those receiving a treatment, however it is not a religion.  It has no dogma and does not conflict with any religious beliefs, but enhances faith and connection to the Divine (God, Universal Power, Christ Conciousness, etc.).

How Does Reiki Work?

To understand Reiki we must first understand that the Universal life force energy, or Ki flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. The life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.  Therefore, it is the disruption in the flow of healthy Ki that is the main cause of illness.


Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body . In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. 

How is Reiki Beneficial?

Because Reiki is guided by the God-consciousness, it can never do harm. It knows exactly what each person needs and adjusts itself to create the appropriate effect, helping to facilitate a feeling of balance and well-being. 


Reiki is calming, soothing and effective for all ages from infants to seniors. It is a complimentary and safe healing modality that can be used with all medications and medical conditions.

What are some common results people experience with Reiki treatments?

  • A deep connection that brings healing on all levels

  • A sense of being loved and accepted

  • A release of worries and anxiety

  • The healing of relationships and interactions with others

  • Guidance and clarity concerning life purpose

  • The feeling of peace and safety

  • Diminished pain in the physical body

  • Decreased recovery time after surgery and reduction of medication side affects

To experience this wonderful healing modality or to learn Reiki click here.  You can also read more about Reiki and it's history at

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