The treatment Reiki originated from Japan, and it is used for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki is also valuable for promoting health. This treatment was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui, who traveled, studied and researched ancient Buddhist teachings and spiritual leaders. From these experiences and what he learned he was then able to develop the Reiki Method. Since then, reiki has spread all across the world.

The technique is conducted by moving the hands over a person’s body. This is based on the theory that there is some kind of energy or life force that flows through us and is the essence to why we are alive. Also in regards to this theory, when some ones energy is low, they are more susceptible to colds and feeling of stress. On the contrary, if their energy is higher the person is more likely to feel joy, happiness and be healthy.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that anyone can use. This treatment is effective for helping almost any known illness and condition. It also always creates a beneficial effect. Reiki also works in conjunction with contemporary medical treatments to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

It is also good to understand what the word Reiki actually means, which I will now explain. The word “Rei” is defined as “universal or transcendental” and the word “Ki” means life force. Essentially Reiki means universal life force that flows through us. If you had the chance to read our article on chi gung, you would have likely noticed the similarities between the two words chi gung and reiki.

Now we have an understanding of reiki, but what does an actual session of this marvelous treatment consist of? First of all, the recipient lies or sits in a very relaxing and comfortable position while the Reiki practitioner uses their hands to flow over on on the recipient’s body whiling utilizing a sequence of positions to deliver powerful energy to the recipient’s chakras. Many people feel tingling sensations and some even slip into an altered state of consciousness. Others may fall into a deep sleep, experiencing thoughts or dreams while in a peaceful state.

In other words, during a reiki treatment the recipient feels a wonderful glowing warmth that flows through and around them. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, which creates many beneficial effects for the recipient. Many have reported miraculous results


Numerous research studies have shown that reiki can have a positive effect on reducing stress or stress-related illnesses. The benefits of reiki vary depending on the individual, but virtually everyone receives some kind of benefit either physical, emotional, mental or spiritual in nature.

Reiki can benefit you in the following ways

•Promote relaxation and well-being.
•Reduce anxiety and feelings of sadness.
•Assist with emotional issues from the past, in the present or relating to the future.
•Increase energy and help one to experience a higher spiritual awareness
•Can be used in the management of palliative care
•Faster healing with decreased pain

To conclude, I explained that Reiki is a treatment that is used for stress-reduction, relaxation and a method to promote healing. It originated in Japan a few centuries ago and since then it has spread all across the world. In addition, reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that anyone can use. I hope you have a good understanding of Reiki, and how it can benefit you!

Author's Bio: 

Evolve Wellness Centre is innovative and pioneering yoga centre in the heart of london. As well as providing a variety of yoga classes in London, evolve also hosts personal development and self growth talks, workshops and on going events. If you're looking to experience less stress and more balance and peace in your life this yoga centre could be the place for you. Discover different holistic treatments such as Reiki in London, a huge variety of yoga classes and experience increasing levels of bliss and energy. Visit http://www.evolvewellnesscentre.com