Rei = universal or spiritual Ki = energy or life force

Rei Ki kanjiReiki is a form of non-touch energy healing developed by a Japanese monk, Mikao Usui, in the 1920’s. It is said to be an “intelligent” form of holistic healing, in that the healer need not make a diagnosis of the condition requiring treatment. Rather, the universal energy force is drawn through the healer’s hands to the areas of the recipient’s body that is most in need of the healing energy. Reiki is beginning to gain acceptance in hospitals and hospices as a complementary therapy (in conjunction with medical treatments) and an holistic therapy (providing spiritual and emotional healing, as well as relief from physical discomforts).

Reiki instruction and attunement is traditionally offered in three degrees. First Degree training allows the practitioner to self-heal and to heal those with whom she has physical contact. After several months of self-practice, a practitioner can go on to Second Degree training which allows healing over long-distance. After another year of practice at the Second Degree level, one can train to become a Reiki Master and attune others to practice Reiki. There are many variations of Reiki practice, most of which place much emphasis on their lineage back to Dr. Usui.

I am a second degree Reiki practitioner in the Unlimited Reiki System of natural healing. I received my first attunements in September 2005.