Reiki - The Peaceful Way to Health and Relaxation

What is Reiki?

Awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and directly affects the quality of a person’s health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. This life energy goes by may names: “qi” in China, “ki” in Japan, and “prana” in India. Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) is a Japanese technique that increases a person’s supply of life energy. It assists in stress reduction, relaxation, and also promotes healing. The name originates from two Japanese words:

    • "Rei" which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power"
    • "Ki" which is "Life Force Energy."


mikao usuiReiki was developed in Japan in 1922 by Dr. Mikao Usui, and was brought to the West in 1937 by Mrs. Hawayo Tanaka. Dr. Usui dedicated his life to practicing and teaching Reiki. Today, Reiki continues to be taught by Reiki Masters, who have been traditionally trained by Masters themselves.


How it Works

Reiki activates the body's natural ability to heal itself; it works wherever it is needed most and can help to release blocked energies and reinstate a sense of balance. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing.

Reiki Treatment

  • It's a very simple process. The client is fully clothed and can receive a treatment either laying down on a massage table or sitting on a chair. A session usually lasts between 45 minutes and one hour.
  • It is administered by a Reiki Practitioner by "laying on hands" --non-intrusively-- in a series of positions on or above the client's body. The Practitioner places his or her hands at locations around the head and shoulders, the abdomen, and on the legs and feet. Tissue is NOT manipulated. The practitioner’s hands are simply held at each location, lightly touching or slightly away from the body.
  • Reiki energy flows from the practitioner's hands and into the client's body and energy field. A Reiki session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that surrounds and fills the client and includes feelings of relaxation, peace and well-being that also promotes healing.
  • Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being.
  • Reiki is completely safe and natural spiritual healing technique. It does not interfere with traditional medicine, and is often complementary with medical treatments.



  • Reiki energy relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow to treated areas, reduces high-blood pressure, helps relieve pain, strengthens the immune system, releases toxins from the body system, etc.
  • Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions. Occasionally, miraculous results are reported.
  • Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings, and replace them with self-worth, confidence and tranquility.


Use in Hospitals

  • Reiki is becoming increasingly popular with the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the U.S. offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care.
  • A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT indicates that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, reduced nausea by 80%, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94%.
  • In addition, nurses report Reiki helps patients heal faster with less pain, reduces stress and improves mental attitude, improves appetite, and reduces the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures.


Reiki Classes

Teresa offers classes for those wishing to learn how to give Reiki sessions. Reiki is simple and easy to learn. Once you have learned it, you can give Reiki to yourself or to others. You receive a manual developed by the International Center for Reiki Training and a certificate. Please inquire about upcoming classes.

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