There are many ancient healing methods which are based on the transfer of a universal, all-pervading life energy. This same energy brings forth all life in the universe, and nourishes it.

The Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures have had a deep understanding of the nature of spirit, energy, and matter for thousands of years. They have used this knowledge to heal their bodies and souls, and to have their spirits attain oneness.

Very few people were knowledgeable of this art. Schools of most old cultures guarded and preserved this information, usually only divulging it to priests or spiritual leaders, who passed it on to their initiates through word of mouth.

Reiki is one of these ancient arts. The knowledge of Reiki would have been lost forever had not Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered the key in the mid 1800's which led him on a quest to discover the 1000 year old tradition of healing.

The word Reiki means Universal Life Energy. It is defined as being that power which acts and lives in all created matter.

Reiki is not a religion. It follows the universal laws of consciousness, and love. No matter where the person may be in life, reiki will harmonize and embrace their philosophical centerpoint, adding to it the divine presence. As one becomes attuned to reiki through a series of initiations, one links permanently to the energy without the need of conscious alteration of the mind, either through meditation, or prayer.

By placing one's hands on oneself, or another person, this allows the energy to flow through the individual. Reiki energy comes from the God-force, as an extremely powerful healing energy, and is one of the few forms of healing that can be used to heal oneself. It does not interfere with traditional medical treatments, and facilitates benefits.

Reiki speeds the healing process, and provides a method of restoring energy when one is ill, undergoing medical treatment, or is in recovery.

Reiki healing is a pure energy form. When it is combined with the sincere desire of a healer who is willing to bring about a cleansing within a person's emotional and spiritual consciousness, a total healing can occur.

The Reiki practitioner becomes a channel for this energy and must not allow the ego to interfere, and desire the recipient well. He or she must act as a clear vessel through which the healing energy may flow. This allows the highest soul purpose to be the outcome of the healing.

Reiki is a powerful tool for use at anytime, or anywhere, for on-the-spot stress relief, pain relief, and as an energy boost. It is a holistic, self-help technique for directing and utilizing the natural life energy. No special environment, or equipment is needed. Age is unimportant. By following the steps taught by a trained Reiki Master/teacher, anyone is able to direct the light energy of reiki to meet the individual needs.

Reiki supports the body's natural ability to heal itself, revitalizes the body and soul, cleanses the body of poisons, works on animals and plants, adjusts itself according to the present needs of the recipient, loosens up blocked energy, balances the body's energies, re-establishes spiritual equilibrium and mental well-being, functions on all levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual), and best of all, is extremely pleasant.

There are three levels of reiki, and each level increases your power and ability. Generally, after each level there is a 21 day cleansing period, during which old patterns, and toxins will come to the surface for release. Most reiki masters will advise their students to get used to the energy before advancing to the next level.

At one time there were only 22 Reiki Masters in the world. Now, as reiki grows in importance, there are many masters. These individuals dedicate and commit themselves to living and perpetuating this universal life force of reiki. Masters are dedicated to healing themselves, and aiding in the harmony and balance of the universe. They also assist others with the means of balancing the body, mind, and soul.