"Rei" means Universal and "Ki" means Life Energy.
Hands on healing has it's roots in many cultures, countries and religions. Reiki is an ancient art with origins in Tibet and was rediscovered in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui in the late 1800's.
The basic premise of Reiki is the belief that energy flows through all living things and that a Reiki Practitioner is attuned to drawing upon universal energy and directing that energy via their hands to the client's body. This energy helps the body, mind and spirit to heal itself in which ever way it needs to heal.
Reiki may assist in healing many various conditions including:
- Stress related illnesses
- Headaches and pain
- Assisting in the management of heart disease and cancer.
It may also be useful with phobias, addictions and relaxation. A reputable Reiki Practitioner would never make any false claims about the benefits of Reiki.
Reiki is now practised widely through the world and is used in hospitals as a complementary therapy particularly in palliative care. There are universities that teach Reiki as part of medical and nursing training.
It is not wise to think of Reiki as a replacement to medically proven treatments but may be used as a complement to other treatment modalities. In Australian cancer centres, when Reiki is used, the emphasis is on the relaxation benefits for the patient.
Learning to be able to give Reiki to yourself and others including loved ones, clients, pets, plants and houses is the most relaxing and easy workshops you will ever do.
Pam has been teaching Reiki (Usui Tradition) for ten years and is a Member of the Australian Association of Reiki Professionals and the Australian Reiki Connection.
I was fortunate to be one of Pam's first Reiki students and Pam inspired me to use Reiki every single day. She is a gentle and knowledgeable teacher who creates a welcoming and caring space in which to learn - Sally.