A Reiki treatment is a moment of profound rest, letting go and greeting new energy in, to reconnect with one's own essence.
The word Rei means «Universal» et Ki refers to «energy» or «life force», pretty much like Prana. Reiki is a system for personal and spiritual development, based on the awareness and mastery of this universal force that flow through each and everything. Institutionalised in Japan by Mikao Usui it is a tradition that is passed on from Master to student. Many lineages have spread from his original teachings and new systems appeared. Even though the word Reiki existed before Usui, he actually built and institution around the sharing of practices that enables the devoted ones to tap into this energy.
The methods aim at balancing and harmonising the flow of energy through the field of body. This affects the physical dimension as well as the emotional, mental and spiritual realms. It acts as an excellent complementary treatment to any other traditional or alternative healthcare. It suits best to the more sensitive ones. It naturally stimulates the body's own ability to heal, inducts a state of deep relaxation and a sense of global balance.