Usui Reiki Ryoho (‘Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method’) is the original name attributed to Reiki by Mikao Usui. Reiki means ‘spiritual energy’ and Ryoho means ‘healing method, therapy, remedy, or cure’. Reiki consists of channeling the universal energy through the hands. The energy does not come from the practitioner. Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. The energy can be felt as heat, cold, tingling sensation or some sort of current going through your body. Reiki treats the whole person physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Even if you can’t feel anything, the energy is working.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. In some cases, it may aggravate symptoms temporarily just as in homeopathic medicine. Reiki provides a means for spiritual growth. No matter what your religious background, you’ll find that the principles are relevant and don’t conflict with your religious practice. In fact, Reiki should enhance your personal religious connection.