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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese term for a therapeutic energy healing modality that is quickly gaining popularity within Western medical communities. If you are familiar with Reiki, it's history, benefits and growing body of research evidencing its effectiveness, feel free to scroll past this brief introduction and explore the available session options below.

The Basics

The common definition of Reiki (Ray-kee) found through any Google-type search starts by explaining the two Japanese kanji (symbols used for language) Rei and Ki. Both kanji are symbols that represent spiritual/philosophical concepts, or way of understanding reality and human existence.

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The "Rei" kanji is a symbol for the non-visible energy system that maintains the on-going creation process. The universal life-force behind things like cellular division and reproduction, when seeds grow into plants and trees, caterpillars into butterflies, and the life cycles of stars and planets. "Ki," or "Chi," is a symbol for the non-visible energy system within every living being. It is "Rei" on the individualized level. 

One of the most practical, simplified definitions of Reiki comes from an article by Pamela Miles and Gala True, published in the March/April 2003 volume of Alternative Therapies:


"Reiki is a vibrational, or subtle energy, therapy most commonly facilitated by light touch, which is believed to balance the biofield and strengthen the body's ability to heal itself."

Do you still have some questions about what Reiki does, how it works, benefits it offers or what to expect from a session? 


Visit the Reiki FAQs page here: 

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