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About Reiki

Reiki is a form of bodywork and energy medicine that uses energy channeled through a practitioner's hands to restore health and a sense of well-being. A formal Reiki treatment looks to an observer much like other forms of bodywork, with two important differences: the client lays on the treatment table fully, comfortably clothed; and the practitioner's hands on the client are usually still, and move only when the practitioner notices shifts in the flow of channeled healing energy....
The name Reiki, from Japanese, is usually translated into English as "universal life-force energy." Reiki uses this universal life-force energy, rather than an individual's personal energy, to bring healing to the whole person. It does this in harmony with the natural intelligence of the mind and body, which work together to preserve and protect health and increase well-being.
Reiki may also be translated as "Spirit-guided" or "soul-guided" life force energy. This is a force even the skeptical client cannot long resist, for the whole person recognizes its powerful, gentle, loving nature.

-- Adapted from The Complete Book of Traditional Reiki

There are many web sites that provide good basic information on the history and practice of Reiki to those who have just heard about this holistic healing method and are curious to learn more. If you would like to learn more, but don't have the time to do a web search right now, you can download a copyright-free flyer about Reiki, set up in a basic question and answer format, by clicking here: Reiki Flyer.

Many books are now available about Reiki which describe fundamentals of practice and more advanced techniques. Most of these books can be directly ordered from, as can The complete Book of Traditional Reiki (ISBN 0-89281-777-1), source for the adaptation above. The Complete book of Traditional Reiki can also be ordered from the publisher, Inner Traditions. For more information on ordering, please visit the final page of this website, The Complete Book of Traditional Reiki.

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From Traditional Reiki by permission.
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Connie Bell-Dixon, Donna Glas, and Amy Rowland.