Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a healing art which translates from the Japanese to mean Universal Life
Force/Energy. It is a non-intrusive method of hands on healing that taps into the energy referred to by
philosophers and martial artists as ki in Japan, chi in China, and prana in India. The practice of Reiki is based
on the teachings of a Japanese monk, Dr. Mikao Usui, who taught and practiced Reiki in the late nineteenth and
early twentieth centuries. It is now taught worldwide and used by nurses, doctors, massage therapists, etc.
Reiki relieves pain, promotes restful sleep, speeds the healing process, stops bleeding, relaxes the receiver,
and balances the person's chakras and aura energy. In a Reiki session, the practitioner will use laying on of
hands, however, it can also be beamed or directed to the patient or client.
The Reiki energy has an intelligence and will go where it is needed, effecting all four energy bodies -
physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Reiki treats both the cause and effect. Reiki addresses both chronic and
acute conditions, gently and powerfully promoting balance among all the body's systems and the normal regenerative
processes of the body and mind. Reiki is used in hospitals complementing medical care and psychological counseling,
is beneficial in pre and post-surgery situations, can be used to treat children, animals, pets, plants, etc. Reiki
is not massage, hypnosis, or a tool for diagnosing illness, neither is it a religion.
A Reiki session may last an hour or longer. It is suggested that you wear loose clothing. You will lie on a
table fully clothed, however, you can receive Reiki while sitting or in a hospital bed, through bandages or casts.
Little or no pressure is applied and no oils are used. By using a series of hand positions, energy flows through
the practitioner's hands. You may feel heat or cold or tingling or feel nothing, or you may even fall asleep.
It is recommended that you schedule three sessions when you first experience Reiki, however, there are times
when this is not possible.
After a healing session, most people, including the practitioner, feel wonderful and continue to experience
positive changes. Some people begin a physical detox process. Also there may be some emotional processing or
releasing for a few days. With long-term situations, several sessions may be appropriate, perhaps on a daily basis
or several times a week. As with other energy healing, it may be wise to wait three of four days for changes to
manifest. For instance, you may want to schedule appointments on a weekly basis.
There are Reiki practitioners who meet regularly in the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton areas. Contact
for a list of Reiki Share Groups, or if you are interested in learning more about
classes, group healing sessions or individual appointments.