A Little About Reiki And Its History
Reiki is a non-invasive, holistic health practice that’s based on the principle that there is a life force energy that flows through all living beings. When this energy is low, we are more likely to feel stressed, unwell, or emotionally unbalanced.
Traditional Reiki is a gentle and nurturing practice that seeks to restore balance to that life force energy and activate the body’s natural healing ability. Originally referred to as Usui Reiki, traditional Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk in the early 20th century. This healing method creates a deep sense of calm and fosters greater holistic well-being.
Holy Fire Reiki is the evolution of traditional Reiki. Created by William Rand, a renowned Master Teacher, the advanced Holy Fire Reiki system is more potent in its ability to bring about healing, yet remains gentle and nurturing.
Rand has been actively involved in the Reiki community for several decades and has made significant contributions to the practice and understanding of Reiki. He is also the founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), which is dedicated to promoting the art as a healing modality worldwide.
Research exploring its effects and potential benefits has found that Reiki can assist in pain management and potentially provide many other benefits.* A study involving participants who struggled with high anxiety or major depression confirmed that people who receive Reiki generally make progressive steps toward overall mood improvement.**
Valued for its gentle, non-invasive, non-manipulative processes, it’s safe enough that hospices and hospitals are increasingly offering these services. Reiki is being used with good effect to complement treatment for substance abuse and addiction. And people all over the world are discovering its potential for lessening fatigue, improving sleep quality, and safeguarding their overall mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.