Reiki is a Japanese Technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It was discovered by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 1900’s. It is administered by the practitioner “laying” their hands on the fully clothed recipient in a series of hand placements. It can also be administered by the Reiki Practitioner meditating and creating a “Healing Space” that an animal can come into at it’s own will for healing.
The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words – Rei and Ki. The word Rei means Universal as in Spiritual wisdom. It refers to the God consciousness or Higher Self which is all knowing. The word Ki means life energy. It is the God Consciousness that we call Rei that guides the life energy called Ki in the practice we call Reiki.
Reiki is a special kind of healing energy that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned to it. Because it is a channeled healing, the Reiki practitioner’s energies are never depleted and it can never do harm.
When a person/animal receives a Reiki treatment the God Conscious part of the energy determines where it is needed. The body will only take as much energy as it needs. So you can never receive too much Reiki. Reiki energy tries to create balance in the recipient’s body. This is physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual balance. When balance is achieved, the energy is able to flow through the body naturally and it can heal itself.