About Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word that translates as universal life energy. It  describes the common energy found in all life. This natural healing art involves the body-mind connection and movement toward wholeness.

Dr. Mikao Usui  brought Reiki to early 20th century Japan.  There is an inscription on his gravestone that describes the body-mind-spirit interplay: “The Reiki method is not only for curing illness, its true purpose is to correct the heart-mind, keep the body fit and lead a happy life using the spiritual capabilities human beings were endowed with since birth.”

Reiki is classified as a biofield therapy by the National Institute of health and is being utilized in hospitals, hospices and other medical settings throughout the country.


Reiki is administered by gentle placement of hands in very specific positions covering the head, torso, and back. Additional positions are used for specific symptomatic needs. The patient reclines on a massage table, bed or chair and is fully clothed.

A state of deep relaxation is very commonly reported with Reiki treatments. Research studies have demonstrated this with measurements of slowed heart, pulse and respiration rates.