Reiki – An Ancient Art of Healing

Reiki is one of the most ancient and sacred arts of hands-on healing known to mankind. In Japan, during the late 1800’s, this ancient method of natural healing was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui (1865-1926). Through travel, meditation, study, and research Dr. Usui evolved a healing system based on ancient teachings originally found in India and Tibet. He spent the rest of his life practising and teaching Reiki. The methods, which he developed, are taught today by Reiki Masters all over the world.

Reiki, pronounced ray-key, is a Japanese word that means “universal life force energy,” the energy that is present in all of us. It is a valuable, natural, holistic healing practice that safely balances, renews and harmonizes all aspects of a person: body, mind, spirit, and emotions.

Reiki energy is gentle and soothing but also powerful in its ability to heal. Treatments are effective for people of all ages. Babies, particularly, love Reiki and animals respond to the energy in very positive ways. Reiki is a simple and useful practice for self-healing providing nourishment for health and happiness. Reiki is not only a gift for the living but also for those who are passing on. The love that flows through the hands of a Reiki practitioner can help to make the transition from one’s earthly body more graceful.

During a treatment the client remains dressed and lies/sits in a comfortable position. Reiki passes from the practitioner (the Reiki channel) to the receiver, working on many levels and always for the highest good of the recipient. The Reiki practitioner has the ability to focus and direct “universal life force energy” by simply placing his/her hands on the receiver’s body, in various positions, corresponding to the major organs, chakras and endocrine glands. In turn, the body’s natural ability to heal itself is accelerated, bringing all aspects of the receiver’s body into harmonious balance. 

Reiki is a wonderful healing modality for dealing with stress; it brings forth deep states of relaxation helping you to feel energized, balanced, grounded, and at peace. Taking a Reiki training workshop is a wonderful way to gain skills to promote well-being in your life and to assist others on their healing journeys. 

Some of the many positive benefits to receiving a Reiki treatment are:

* promotes health and wellness

* supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself

* strengthens the immune system

* relieves pain

* relaxes the mind, calms restless thoughts

* relieves stress

* goes beyond symptoms and treats the root cause of illness

* supports and compliments other medical and natural healing techniques

* vitalizes the body, awakens energy pathways

* promotes personal growth and awareness

Wishing you health and happiness!


Krysta Reed is a certified Reiki Master/Teacher & owner of The Reiki Centre in Courtenay BC.  Krysta has fourteen years experience working in the healing arts & completed her Reiki Master/Teacher training in 2002.