Reiki

60 minutes $100

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that channels energy into the client by means of touch, to activate the natural healing process of the body and restore physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. The word Reiki (ray-key), in Japanese literally translates to “Universal Life Energy”. It is a powerful technique that allows for deep relaxation and healing. It is an extremely relaxing mind-body-spirit therapy.

History of Reiki

Dr. Mikao Usui Sensei is the founder of the System of Reiki Healing that is most prolific today. Dr. Usui was born in Japan in 1865. As a young man he studied at a Buddhist monastery learning martial arts, swordsmanship, and the Japanese form of Chi Kung, known as Kiko. Dr. Usui persued many different studies in healing and professional education in medicine, psychology and theology.

Dr. Usui created Reiki in 1922 after embarking on his own spiritual journey to discover a form of enlightenment called An-shin Ritus-mei (pronounced on sheen dit sue may).  After completing a 21-day meditation on Kurama Yama, a sacred mountain in Japan,  Usui experienced himself as being the energy and consciousness of the Universe and that the special state of enlightenment he had sought had been given to him as a gift. During this spiritual experience

In April 1922, he moved to Tokyo and started a healing society that he named Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Usui Reiki Healing Method Society). He also opened a Reiki clinic in Harajuku, Aoyama, Tokyo. There he taught classes and gave treatments.

There were other styles of Reiki being practiced in Japan at this time; Reikan Tonetsu Ryoho created by Reikaku Ishinuki, Senshinryu Reiki Ryoho created by Kogetsu Matsubara and Seido Reishojutsu created by Reisen Oyama.  

Usui's teachings were brought to the West by Hawayo Takata, and is the predominant method taught in the West today.

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Reiki is love, love is wholeness,
wholeness is balance,
balance is wellbeing,
wellbeing is free from disease
— Dr. Mikao Usui
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