REIKI (ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning "Universal Life Energy". The word `Rei` can be more accurately interpreted to mean higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness. This is the wisdom that comes from God or the Higher Self.
It understands each person completely. It knows the cause of all problems and difficulties and knows how to heal them. The word `ki` means the same as `chi` in Chinese. It is the vital life force in all living things. It is present all around us and can be guided by the mind. It is the God Consciousness called Rei that guides the life energy called Ki in the practice we call Reiki.
Reiki healing is a holistic energy therapy that works at every level of human existence - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Reiki soothes the spirit, relaxes mind and body, and stimulates the body`s natural ability to heal itself. As well as reducing stress and anxiety, Reiki healing can also transform thought and behaviour patterns and restore the vitality and health that is our birthright.
Reiki healing is a simple but profoundly effective technique that can be learnt by most people to calm and soothe, to induce a state of profound relaxation and to restore a feeling of well-being. Reiki energy is totally safe and can be of great support to everyone, from tiny babies to the frail and ill, the very elderly, and even to pets, farm animals and plants.