Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitoners understand, that everyone can connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed, that a person's "Ki", or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person's body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak, or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
Reiki is associated with Dr. Mikao Usui, who is credited with rediscovering the root system now called Reiki. His tradition and methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, the Usui System of Natural Healing is still the form most widely practiced.
Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.
Many times, a client after experiencing Reiki treatments, will wish to learn Reiki to work with this energy themselves by taking a Reiki I course. This can be beneficial, as they may use this stress reduction and relaxation tool anytime they wish when cost would prohibit it otherwise.