Quite simply "Rei" means Universal & "Ki" means Life Energy. Reiki is a system of natural healing which is thousands of years old. It is believed that it was first used by Tibetan Buddhist monks and underwent a rediscovery by Mikao Usui in the late 1800's.
Reiki is the vital force that flows through all matter. It is not a faith system and is without prejudice. Reiki can be for anyone and anything regardless of faith.
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
What can I expect from a treatment?
Reiki treatments are given with you fully clothed and you can either sit or lie down. There may be a hands on or hands off approach depending on what is needed during the treatment. Either method is effective. You may experience feelings of warmth, cold or tingling, you may also feel nothing. This can vary from treatment to treatment and no session will be the same. What most people feel is a sense of deep relaxtion and a release of stress.
Often, you will fall asleep and/or experience a significant shift in your physical, mental and emotional well-being.