By: Michael Manion Topics/Keywords: #Reiki Page Views: 1868
All about Reiki.

What is Reiki?

Reiki

Reiki is not massage; it is a Japanese energy form of healing.

Reiki means "universal life energy" and Reiki techniques can be combined with massage for healing. Sometimes those receiving this healing can experience slight changes physically during the session such as heat or cold or even changes in kinesthetic or visual subtleties. None of these need to occur for it to be working, however.

Reiki has become very popular in recent years, with classes in many locations teaching its use, both as a tool for therapists to apply to their clients but also for self-healing. Reiki has even been shown to be effective in helping pets to live longer without pain! There are various levels of mastery of Reiki. The highest level is Master; a Reiki Master is considered qualified to teach the practice of Reiki to others.

While Reiki can and often is combined with massage, this is not a requirement. The physical body does not have to be touched in order for Reiki to be administered, as it is the energy fields that surround the body that are targeted.