Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words, "Rei" and "Ki" (Pronounced “Ray” and “Key”). Rei means Universal and Ki means Energy. Therefore, Reiki means Universal Energy, the vital force that permeates the whole universe
Reiki is a Japanese name of healing art which originally invented in ancient India. In ancient India, it was named "Marjana".Later, reintroduced by Lord Buddha and taught to Buddhist monks in 3rd Century CE, and it was practiced by Buddhist monks but the technique was kept secret from public for almost 1900 years. Later, in early 1920s, Dr. Mikao Usui from Japan, during his studies, visited Tibet and collected the knowledge about this technique from ancient Buddhist scriptures and did a 21-day practice on Mount Kurama called discipline of prayer and fasting and attained access to this system of healing. It is pronounced (Reiki) ray-key and known as alternative therapy for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental diseases.
The Japanese word Reiki means cosmic life energy, the vital energy which flows through all living beings. Eastern medicine systems work with this energy, which is believed to flow through all living things and is vital to well-being. This energy is known as 'Ki' in Japan, 'Chi' in China and ‘Prana' in India.
A Reiki practitioner aims to Cleanse, Charge and Balance the ‘Energy Fields’ in and around your body to help on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level. Practitioners use a technique similar to the laying on of hands, to channel the energy ("Prana") guided by a universal spirit or spiritual nature ("Rei") - flowing through Palms to heal a person wherever they may need healing
A standard session works on the seven key energy centers in the body also known as the chakras and 15 more points where the energy concentrates
Session is given in private with maximum 1 person from family or friends present as the recipient may go in deep sleep during the session. Incense or aromatic dispensers are used to create a relaxing and positive atmosphere. Light instrumental/healing music may or may not be played depending on the client’s preference. Client must wear light colored loose clothing, no metal, leather, jewelry or artificial accessories should be there on the body during the session, as they obstruct the flow of energy
A full healing session would cover Reiki on all 7 chakras, and 15 other points in the body, which takes about 60 minutes of time. Drinking water is suggestible before and after the session