What is Reiki?

Reiki is a simple yet profound healing modality that can be used as standalone, but also support of all other forms natural and western medicine. Reiki energy is healing energy accessed by the practitioner, who directs the energy to the client.

In more technical terms, Reiki gives one access to a high vibrational frequency of the Universal Energy Field, enabling one to transform this universal energy into life energy that can be used in the physical realm. This energy is then absorbed by the cells in your body, accelerating your own healing ability and opening your mind to the underlying causes of “dis-ease” and pain.

Reiki was rediscovered in the early 1900’s by a Japanese scholar, Dr Mikao Usui. Who after undertaking an extensive study of the healing phenomena of some of history’s greatest spiritual leaders, and receiving the teachings of Reiki during meditation, dedicated the rest of his life to the practise and teaching of this healing form.

Dr. Mikao Usui gave this healing form the name Reiki.  The japanese Kanji has the following meaning:

Rei      =     Universal Energy

Ki       =      Life Energy

From this we have learned that Reiki aids the flow of energy to parts of the body that may be experiencing blockages, unblocking the energy flow to balance one’s overall health & wellbeing. Due to the calming effect of Reiki through gentle palm touch treatment it has been attributed with greatly reducing stress.

Please note that Reiki is a treatment that helps to enhance the body’s natural healing powers, and it is one of the few healing methods you can successfully use on yourself, and with daily practice allows you to take responsibility for your own health and ultimate well-being, becoming a way of life.

Finally, Reiki is not a belief system or religion. It works solely on an energy level and can be practised by anyone regardless of previous experience or age. It is also extremely effective on animals and even plants and is increasingly being more accepted now in health facilities including hospitals, hospices and cancer centres.


Today many different forms of Reiki exist, Kindled Spirit practices the “Reiki Jin Kei Do” system, which is often referred to as the Estern Lineage of Reiki.  In the words of the current lineage head, Dr. Ranga Premaratne, “It is a system of natural healing whereby compassion and meditative wisdom are integrated into a way of life.”

Jin       =       Compassion

Kei       =       Wisdom

Do       =       Path / Way of Life

Please see the section on Reiki Jin Kei Do for more information.

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