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Christine M. Anderson, M.A., C.Ht.
Reiki’s History

Reiki has ancient roots stemming back thousands of years.  Its origins have been traced to Buddhist Monks.  Reiki’s founder, Dr. Mikao Usui, rediscovered this ancient healing practice through a spiritual awakening and formalized it into his own method.  This method is recognized and accepted worldwide.
What is Reiki?

The literal translation of the word Reiki consists of two symbols.  The symbol “Rei” means spiritual intelligence. The symbol “Ki” means “life energy.”  Combining the symbols, Reiki’s definition is “God directed energy.”   
Reiki is not a religion, a doctrine or dogma.  It requires no particular religious belief.  It is founded upon basic human principles and ethics.
What is the nature of Reiki energy and how does it work?

Reiki is an intelligent energy which has wisdom all its own.  When Reiki is received, this wise energy goes where it is most needed to balance a person, mentally, physically and emotionally.  It supports the body’s innate healing abilities.  The practitioner is a “vehicle” for the flow of energy to move through them into the recipient’s body for healing.
What does a Reiki session look like?

During a full Reiki treatment, the client lies fully clothed on a comfortable treatment/massage type of table.  The practitioner applies a series of gentle “laying-on of hands” positions on or above the recipient’s body.  The practitioner asks that the Reiki flow exactly where it is needed and desired.  Reiki can never do harm to a person in any way.  It works in partnership with the client’s own healing system.  The Reiki energy itself is wise and knows exactly where to flow.

What does a Reiki session feel like?

Sensations during a Reiki session are varied.  They can range from very subtle sensations to very intense.  Many people feel warmth of the practitioner’s hands as well as increase in body temperature.  You may feel tingling in various parts of the body and gentle currents of energy flowing.  Most people feel soothed, nurtured and deeply relaxed.  Sometimes people have images or memories that come into their mind and occasionally people feel strong emotions.  Whatever you feel is correct for you.  Allow yourself to relax into the flow of Reiki and enjoy the experience.  Every sensation is safe and part of the healing experience.
What is the nature of the Reiki method of healing?

Reiki hand positions are related to the “chakra” system.  Chakras are energy centers which are vital to physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being.  Due to accumulated stress and trauma, these energy centers become blocked or closed.  Reiki introduces higher vibrational energy into the system, which assists in clearing blockages.
What are the benefits of Reiki?

Boosts the immune system
Increases vibrancy and vitality
Diminishes the symptoms of stress
Creates deep relaxation
Eases pain
Facilitates the release of stored emotions


Reiki & Crystal Healing