Reiki has gained increasing popularity over recent years. It is gentle, non-invasive, and deeply relaxing.
Reiki as practised today was developed in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui and comes from the Japanese words "rei" meaning universal, and "ki" meaning life force. It involves gentle hand pressure at various points to channel this energy and so stimulate the body's own healing power. Although known as massage, there is no massaging as such involved. As reiki is so gentle it is ideal for all; pregnant women, chronically ill and the elderly. It is also a great stress buster as the treatment creates a state of deep relaxation.
During a reiki treatment, you remain fully clothed but remove your shoes. You are made as comfortable as possible and covered with a blanket to prevent you becoming chilled. All you have to do is close your eyes and relax.
For today only, do not anger, do not worry - Be humble - Be honest in your work - Be compassionate to yourself and others.
Dr Mikao Usui