Reiki (RAY-key) Energy Work
Developed in Japan in the 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui and brought to the United States in the mid-1900’s by Mrs. Hawayo Takata. It is practiced by the simple process of laying-on of hands to channel Reiki energy through the practitioner to the recipient. Reiki is a Japanese word that translates as “God Light Energy”. Rei describes the universal and limitless aspect of this energy and Ki represents the life force, present in all living things. Reiki is focused on accessing and using a specific kind of energy, “Reiki”, which is activated in the student by a Reiki Master using an ancient ceremony known as an attunement. The student also learns a simple set of hand positions. Requirements for becoming a Reiki Master vary depending on the teacher.