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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

When you hear the word ‘Reiki’, what do you think?

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Reiki is a Japanese method for reducing stress, relaxing, and helps promote healing. It was formed by Mikao Usui while attending a 21 day Buddhist training course. It is said that Mikao received the insight and spiritual capacity to implement to others ‘Reiki’ by a mystical epiphany. Reiki is based on the idea that an invisible energy life force is within all people. Usui based his Reiki system on three other practises: Gasshō, Reiji-hō, and Chiryō.


A form of ‘energy healing’, a Reiki practitioner lays their hands around you or without touching a persons body can treat the entire person (mind, emotions, spirit, body). During a treatment, you may fall asleep, become heavily relaxed, have feelings of peace or security. Sensations are different for everyone. Reiki is simple, safe and natural, and has been widely regarded by many people. It’s a very therapeutic and calming treatment. 

Reiki can help with, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, weight loss, trauma, grief, motivation, fertility and many others. There are many different forms of Reiki. It has been taught to people of all ages and backgrounds. Anyone can access their power by attunement processes with the help of a Reiki Master. For teachings, there are three degrees of Reiki one must master and they can be a practitioner and use Reiki to help others. The First Level is called Shoden, meaning ‘elementary teachings’. Students will learn where to place their hands, basic procedures and rules. After this first degree they can now fully treat themselves and others. The second degree ‘Okuden’ meaning ‘Inner Teachings’, learn symbols and their meaning in order to enhance how the Reiki is used to treat. After this level, the practitioner can do Reiki on a person with being physically present, or ‘distant healing’. The last level, ‘Shinpiden’ or ‘master teachings’ is when the student finally becomes a master and teacher. They can attune others and becomes teachers, should they want to. The lengths of classes and time it will take to fully become a master vary with location and Master teaching the course. There are many different forms of Reiki, for example Western Reiki focuses more on the seven chakras.

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Many people host ‘Reiki Circles’ in which a group of people get healed with Reiki by various practitioners. There are also Reiki massages, 1-on-1 Reiki healings, whole body or localized treatment and many more. Classes and Reiki circles are taught all over the world including I Am Equilibrium.

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Ivette Agusti