This hands-on healing modality is an ancient art now being revived around the world. Energy channeling through the hands was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, in Japan in the late 19th century after many years of researching the healing ministries of great healers, including Jesus and the Buddha. Reiki has a simple set of procedures to follow. These procedures were passed down to each of the Reiki Masters who follow his teachings, together with a simple set of Reiki ideals. Historically, the teaching of this oral tradition is passed on from Reiki Master to student during Reiki training.
The benefits of Reiki have been researched across many areas which include depression, stress reduction, management of pain, fatigue and pain in cancer patients, the list is continuing to grow. There is currently a clinical trial underway in the US to determine the benefits of Reiki in surgery, as large-scale case studies have shown that patients who have had Reiki before, during and after surgery tend to need less anesthetic and suffer less pain. Reiki is also commonly used in hospitals in the US, UK and Australia is starting to follow suit with five hospitals currently offering Reiki to patients. This is a really exciting time for Reiki practitioners and clients!
For more information please check out my Blog post ‘So, what is Reiki?’ here.
I am a Level 2 practitioner of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, attuned by Reiki Master Teacher Samantha Avery