Reiki (pronounced “Ray-kee”) is a powerful hands-on healing technique that creates balance and harmony within mind, body, and spirit. The word “Reiki” comes from two Japanese characters or kanji.  The top character “Rei” means “universal soul or spirit” and “ki” means “energy.”  Together the two words represent “universal life-force energy.”

As a healing method, Reiki uses an energy transmittal system in which the Reiki practitioner draws energy from the universe and then transfers this energy through the hands to the self or another.  Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blocks are dissolved with Reiki, bringing people greater health and overall wellbeing. "Healing" indicates to return to a state of wholeness.   With Reiki we attempt to accomplish this, by channeling energies through the hands. Reiki works with the body's innate wisdom to facilitate healing where and how it is needed.

Dr. Mehmet Oz on national television called Reiki:

“the most important alternative medicine treatment of all.”

Grandmaster/Founder of Reiki

Principles of Reiki

In ancient India and later in Tibet, spiritual mystics used Reiki energy privately for self-purification, healing and enlightenment. Reiki became a lost art until a Japanese Buddhist teacher and spiritual seeker, Dr. Mikao Usuisan, rediscovered the techniques in the 1800’s during a quest to discover how ancient masters had healed through touch. In the 1930’s Mrs. Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the United States from Japan after she had been healed of illness through a series of Reiki treatments.
Today Reiki healing is taught and practiced throughout the world as a gentle, effective technique for self-healing and healing others, offering rebalancing and contributing to overall wellbeing.  Reiki is now being offered in hospitals, clinics, private practices, and in homes.  Reiki may be used effectively on people, animals, plants, and even on projects.  

Reiki is currently being offered worldwide in many respected clinics and hospitals.  In the United States, this list includes such esteemed medical establishments as: the Mayo Clinic (Phoenix, AZ), Cedars Sinai Hospital (Los Angeles, CA--The Cedars program in Reiki was initiated by the American Reiki Academy which trained the Chaplain of Cedars), Columbia Presbyterian Hospital (New York, NY), Hartford Hospital (Hartford, CT), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)

What is Reiki?

About Reiki

History of Reiki

"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
- Thomas Edison

Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers
and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to every living thing.

-Sensei Mikao Usui-san, Original Reiki Grandmaster

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Legal Disclaimer & Terms of Service:

Reiki and Reiki treatments are not a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis and treatment, and no medical claims are made regarding Reiki treatments.  Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions, perform medical treatment, prescribe substances or interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional.  Reiki is offered only as a complement to any other treatments.  People with serious conditions should consult their doctor.

Reiki is a simple, hands-on healing modality that anyone can learn and apply to friends, family, animals and personal projects.

The American Reiki Academy offers Reiki classes on a weekly basis.