Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, or self-healing. It was re-discovered by Dr. Usui in the early 1900’s. The word “Rei,” in Reiki, is interpreted to mean higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness. Tapping into this higher consciousness enables relief and healing.
The word “Ki” means Life Energy. It is also known as the vital force or the universal life force. As long as something is alive, it has life energy circulating through it and surrounding it. If your Life Energy is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you are more vulnerable to illness. When it is high, and free flowing, you are less likely to get sick. Ki is also the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life.