What is Reiki
Reiki is a form of energy healing – based on the idea that Life Force Energy flows through us all. The idea is that if the energy is low or blocked in our bodies, then stress or illness is more likely to occur. On the other hand, if our energy is high then we are more likely to feel good.
In practice, Reiki is a Japanese hands-on healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It is typically done through light touch on the body in several hand placements.
Reiki has been practised for over a hundred years (see the history of Reiki below). It is not dependent on any religious belief and can be complementary to other medical practices. It is simply energy. Science proposed that all matter has energy and there are natural processes to balance it out – which do not always work effectively. In Reiki's healing practice, we mostly use the technique to help the body balance its energy to achieve the state closest to its natural one.
Reiki healing practice – if done correctly and routinely – helps you sustain the optimal energy level in your daily life and be connected to the energy source directly any time, any place, without any instruments. Reiki brings loving and healing energies into our lives.
Benefits of Reiki
Reach the state of deep relaxation that reduces anxiety & stress easily
Alleviation or reduction in pain, which help optimal healing
Deeper and calmer breathing
Improve sleep quality, which in turn reduce fatigue and increase energy
Empower you to heal yourself and take control of your wellbeing
According to the Global Reiki Survey carried out in 2020, Reiki is overwhelmingly successful for increasing positive mental states:
92% of people noticed more peace after Reiki
84% noticed more happiness
85% experienced less stress
*Taken from https://www.reiki-centre.com/about-reiki
Usui Reiki Ryoho
The teaching about reiki energy has been around at least for thousands of years. The Usui Reiki Ryoho style was first developed in 1922 by a Japanese called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime.
In 1922 Usui opened a school in Tokyo, where he trained many students, sixteen to teacher level, before passing away on March 9, 1926, in Fukuyama.
One of his students, Chuujirou Hayashi created a 'medical' adaptation of Usui's teachings, and it is this lineage that made its way to the West.
The practice spread to the U.S. through Hawaii by Hawayo Takata in the 1940s, after she graduated as a Master under Hayashi's training. Takata trained about 22 western Masters by the time she died in December 1980.
Our lineage came from the Takata's masters and was brought to Singapore by Elaine Grundy.