What is it : Reiki is an energy healing system developed by in early twenties by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. The word Reiki is formed by two words -“Rei” meaning “God’s wisdom” and “Ki” referring to Life force or universal energy. It's a gentle and non-intrusive method to facilitate well-being in oneself and also in others. Based on the understanding that we are all made of universal energy and any blockages in the flow create diseases, Reiki Healing aims to restore the balance at all levels.
How it works : Reiki heals by working and directing the universal energy flow through the affected body parts, removing any negative energy in its path, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. The healer does this by activating or inhibiting the chakras or energy centers of a person and regulating the energy flow bringing about balance and healing. Reiki session can be conducted in two ways. One approach is hands on- where the healer lightly touches specific energy centers (Chakras) of the person, the other way is to keep the hands held slightly away from the body.