Reiki is an ancient form of hands-on energy healing, with its origins in India and the East dating back thousands of years to the time before Christ and Buddha. The original name and techniques of Reiki were lost. It was rediscovered by a Japanese Scholar and monk Mikao Usui in the mid-nineteenth century who named this healing modality as Reiki.



Reiki is a two-syllable Japanese word meaning universal life force. Rei means universal and omnipresent. Omnipresent means being present everywhere at the same time. Esoterically Rei means spiritual consciousness.

Ki is the universal energy that is in all living organisms. It is a non-physical ubiquitous energy that gives it life. In Japan, this energy is called Ki, in China, it is known as Chi, Prana, by several Asian cultures. This energy is in our bodies from the moment we are conceived. Science has established its existence, and with the aid of Kirlian photography, we can see this energy that encompasses all living things. Disciplines such as Reiki, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, Meditation, Yoga and Acupuncture have been developed to control and greatly enhance the flow of this energy in and around the body.

When a child hurts it’s arm, instinctively places it’s hand on the sore spot and unconsciously works with this energy to lower the pain. Likewise, a parent will kiss their child’s hurt or injured place and places their hand on top. Unknowingly both the parent and the child are working unconsciously with this healing energy. The parent is sending and channeling the energy and the child is receiving and drawing the energy.

Reiki is always present in our bodies. Anyone can harness this profound energy for healing. However, without being attuned to the universal life force, you will only be using about 10- 20% of its capacity for healing. We can compare Reiki to radio waves. We cannot see them, but we know they are. When we turn on a radio and tune into the radio waves, we will tune into a signal which leads to a radio program. Similarly, the universal life force is everywhere, although we cannot see it unless we use Kirlian photography. When we are tuned into the energy by a Reiki Master, we can harness Reiki to heal ourselves and others. This gift of healing remains with us for the rest of our lives.

Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is being channeled through the palms of the practitioner to the client in order to encourage healing on the physical and emotional levels. The client lies fully clothed on the Reiki table, which is the same as a massage table. Reiki is a gentle touch practice, which does not involve muscle manipulation.



There are many incredible benefits of Reiki. The treatment balances the body’s energy field and energy centers. This balance puts the body in its optimal state and promotes the body’s healing. It can often inspire personal transformation. Reiki promotes emotional harmony and balance, creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension, aids better sleep, Helps relieve pain and supports the physical body healing, reduces blood pressure, supports the immune system.

During the treatment, people might experience tingling in their fingerprints, changes of temperature, seeing colors or a have a flashbacks to events that happened way in the past. Often my clients drift into asleep during a Reiki session.

After the treatment, most of my clients feel calm, balanced, centered and deeply relaxed. At California Healing Reiki sessions are accompanied by crystals, soothing music and candles. California Healing also offers Reiki classes. Apart from teaching students how to perform Reiki, California Healing also focuses on the students becoming good healers by teaching them how to raise vibrations, release emotional blocks, become centered and balanced.

Reiki works on all levels of the mind, body and spirit by stimulating a person’s natural healing abilities. Reiki helps to clear the blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and disease. Reiki is neither positive nor negative. It is the highest and the most profound vibration of life. Reiki is genuine, unconditional love, bringing all who experience and embrace its principles together in harmony.


Source: California Healing