History Of Usui Reiki

Reiki has been around for thousands of years. Its current form was first developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime. Usui-Sensei, whose popular name is Mikao and whose pen name is Gyohan, came from Taniai-village

Usui-Sensei was born on 15th August, 1865. Having learned under difficulties in his childhood, he studied hard with effort and he was by far superior in ability to his friends. 

After growing up, he went over to Europe and America, and also studied in China. In spite of his real ability, however, he was not always successful in life. Although he was compelled to lead an unfortunate and poor life so often, he strove much more than before to harden his body and mind without flinching from the difficulties. The practice spread to the U.S. through Hawaii in the 1940s, and then to Europe in the 1980s.

He started a new method to improve the emotional, mental and physical body based on energy healing Reiki. 

What Is Usui Reiki?.

Reiki (Pronounced “RAY KEE”) is a Japanese word which is most often translated as “universal life-force energy” or “Holistic healing system” and used as a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing

Reiki promotes healing for both children and adults. Treating the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many benefits including relaxation, pain relief, a sense of security and wellbeing.

Dr Usui found four unique qualities that identify the class of healing techniques

The ability to perform reiki comes from receiving an attunement rather than developing the ability overtime through the use of meditation or other exercises.

All Reiki techniques are part of a lineage, meaning the technique has been passed from teacher to student through an attunement process. 

Reiki guides the energy through the mind and the palms of the hands, it is guided by the higher power that knows what vibration or combination of vibrations to have and how to act. 


Is Reiki a Religion?. 

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe it or not

How does it work? 

We are alive because of life force if flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. 

The 7 Chakras are the energy centres in our body in which life force energy flows through, from the bottom, the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra.

They are attached to specific organ systems which in turn affects the emotions and processes of our body.

Life force energy nourishes the organs and calls of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. 

When this flow of life force is disrupted by life challenges, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away layer by layer. In doing so, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways allowing the life force energy to flow in a healthy and natural way. 

Reiki health benefits for Adults.: 

The healing effects are mediated by channelling the universal energy known as qi, pronounced “chi.” In India, this is known as “prana.” This is the same energy involved in tai chi exercise. It is the life force energy that some believe surrounds all of us. Reiki is used to aid relaxation, assist in the body’s natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.It induces deep relaxation, help cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress, and overall improve wellbeing

Reiki health benefits for Children:

The beneficial effects of Reiki for children are numerous. It heals fear and anxiety and promotes feelings of safety, calmness and a healthy sense of well-being. Reiki also helps them develop self-confidence, the ability to get along with others and improves learning ability. It is soothing and promotes the healing process. It keeps children healthy and less prone to imbalances, and if they do get sick, it helps them deal with illness and recover more quickly! It can also be a universal solution to many childhood difficulties including just not feeling good.

N.O.W.S offers 1-2-1 reiki therapy at the cost of £55 for 45mins.



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