About Reiki



What is Reiki?

How Does Reiki Work?

The History Of Reiki

What Are The Different Forms Of Reiki?

What is Usui Reiki Ryoho?

What is Usui Shiki Ryoho?

What Are The Benefits Of Reiki?

Ten Reasons To Learn Reiki

Reiki Facts From Fiction

Are Reiki Courses Or Reiki Treatments Better?

Reiki Courses at Radisson Kenilworth Hotel

Choosing a Reiki Practitioner or Teacher

Stress and How Reiki Can Help

Reiki Articles

Reiki Glossary





What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural healing system that uses variable frequency energy to heal. The energy is electromagnetic in nature and can work on any level: physical, emotional and spiritual.

What we term today as Reiki was traditionally known as 'The Usui System of Natural Healing' or Usui-do (The Way Of Usui), developed by Mikao Usui in the 1900s but today is used to encompass a whole range of energy healing systems. Reiki is a Japanese term actually consisting of two words with varying interpretations:

Rei- Spiritual or sacred. Generally described as Universal or Spiritual energy, the highest spiritual consciousness,

Ki- Energy. Life force energy, inside all living things, surrounds all living things, lower frequency than Rei energy. Ki as believed in many Eastern traditions needs to flow freely throughout the body. If we have an emotional trauma or a physical illness we acquire a blockage. This disturbs the path of the energy through our bodies and we develop an illness. The healthier someone is the more Ki they will have flowing through their body.

Reiki works to heal the energy blockages in the body and restore the body back to health, along with healing emotional traumas and basically balancing the mind, body and soul. Reiki can be used on any condition and is also a path to spiritual enlightenment if you choose to develop yourself in that way.

Reiki is passed on by the Reiki Master to the student by means of attunements or empowerments. This enables the student to access and use the energy.

Reiki is non intrusive hands on healing and is both effective and pleasant.

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How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki is simple in its theory and in its practice, yet it is limitless in its potential. The energy used in Reiki is made up of Universe energy and Ki energy (or Chi in Chinese). Reiki symbols are used to allow varying frequencies of energy to be applied.

Reiki can be used either as a passive or an active form of healing.

Passive Healing

When used passively, the Reiki practitioner acts purely as a channel for the energy, allowing the energy to be channelled with no input into the frequency or amplitude or effect of the energy. The idea of this is to allow the body to heal itself slowly and balance the body over a period of time. This form of passive healing does not treat specific conditions. If you would just like some relaxation then it is fine but it is not using Reiki in the most effective way.

Active Healing

When used actively, the Reiki practitioner uses intention and visualization to direct the frequency and amplitude and effect of the energy to work directly on the condition being treated. This is the method we use as healers, and the method we teach on our courses. It allows us to treat conditions more effectively because we deal with what the immediate issues are, whether they be emotional or physical and work on those directly. We work on healing the other problems once the ones of immediate importance are dealt with.

Reiki healing can be used to treat all ailments, however difficult and severe some may seem. The result may not always be what is wanted, but is always what is needed.

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The History Of Reiki

There are many theories about the history of Reiki, but the only documentary evidence we have is from the writings and teachings of Mikao Usui and of his students. Our knowledge of the history of Reiki is therefore limited to these, and to the knowledge handed down from Mikao Usui to his students. There are many books on the subject of Reiki, and many Reiki Masters, giving many accounts of the history of Reiki, and many ways of teaching and practicing Reiki.

Reiki was discovered by Dr Usui in the early 1900's. There are various dates given for this (1914, 1921, 1922), with 1922 being the most likely .It is said by some that Dr Usui merely re-discovered Reiki, that Reiki was a lost ancient art.

In his writings, Mikao Usui states : "The Usui Reiki Therapy is something no-one before has discovered, and bears comparison with no other treatment in the world" Usui integrated Reiki into the way of living, introducing the Reiki ideals. The ultimate purpose being to understand the ancient secret method of gaining happiness – 'Reiki, the Art of Inviting Happiness'.

Dr Usui practiced Reiki from his clinic in Tokyo, and held workshops and classes to spread Reiki knowledge. His fame spread throughout Japan, and he was invited to many parts of Japan to give healing. He spent his remaining years in caring for people through healing and teaching.

Today, Reiki is practiced by many thousands of people around the world.



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What Are The Different Forms Of Reiki?

There are modern versions of Reiki that have been developed by various Reiki Masters, some drawing from the traditional form of Usui Reiki, and some not.

The differences tend to be the way the energy is accessed, channeled and used – by using symbols and/or mantras and/or visualizations/intentions specific to the form of Reiki practiced. The frequency of the energy and the way the energy is used may vary between styles also. What is common to all forms of Reiki is the use of energy for healing and self-development.

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What is Usui Reiki Ryoho?

Usui Reiki Ryoho refers to the traditional form of Usui Reiki that has recently been shared by Japanese Reiki Masters. This is considered to be closer to the original system taught by Usui-sensei, both in content and in spirit. This form of Reiki has more of the original Usui methods and is taught and practiced in a disciplined and structured way.

We teach a traditional Japanese form of Usui Reiki with the addition of the relevant knowledge to prepare our students to practice Reiki safely, effectively and professionally.

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What is Usui Shiki Ryoho?

Usui Shiki Ryoho refers to the form of traditional Reiki that comes from the Takata lineage. This is Reiki knowledge and practice that has been handed down directly from Usui Sensei to Dr Hayashi then to Mrs Takata. This is a form of Westernized Usui Reiki.

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What Are The Benefits Of Reiki?

Every one that comes to Reiki will have their own reasons, and their own journey to travel.

Reiki can be just a search for direction, or a form of self healing, or a means to treat family and friends, or a new career perhaps. For many who feel that they have taken a lot out of life and given very little back Reiki is a way of offering unconditional love to all those who need their help.

Reiki can be used to work on any condition physical or otherwise. Or Reiki can be a way of life, the start of a very beautiful and fulfilling spiritual journey leading to understanding and enlightenment and happiness, and ultimately completeness and oneness.

Every one that starts on the Reiki path can choose how far and how fast they travel towards the ultimate goal.

Whatever Reiki means to you, to receive Reiki healing or to learn Reiki is to change your life for the better – to begin the journey.

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Are Reiki Courses Or Reiki Treatments Better?

Both Reiki treatments and Reiki courses are wonderful experiences that are are highly beneficial to the student or recipient of Reiki. To achieve good results with healing you may only need one treatment or a few Reiki treatments, it really depends on the condition being dealt with and the severity of the problem, be it emotional, physical or spiritual.

If it is likely that someone will need many treatments it is really much better for them to take a Reiki course as this will empower them and enable them to heal themselves on a regular basis, rather than relying on a practitioner. Additionally with Reiki courses the student is connected to the Universe and so will have a constant supply of universal energy to heal themselves as well as being able to move further along their higher path.

We offer mini Reiki courses for those who wish to purely work on healing and developing themselves, rather than becoming Reiki practitioners. We would prefer if someone requires many treatments that they take a course, as this way they are taking responsibility for their own well being and are able to continually self heal and take greater steps in developing their universal and self awareness.

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