Reiki, (pronounced Ray-kee) is a vibrational or subtle energy therapy which was originally developed in the early 20th century by Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese philosopher. The words ‘Re’ and ‘ki’ together mean ‘Universal Life Energy’, the subtle vital energy which flows in and around all living things. (Many people these days are more familiar with the Chinese word ‘Chi’ which means the same thing.)
A number of different streams of Reiki have evolved over the years. My way of practising and teaching is called Traditional Usui and is a method which adheres closely to the original teachings that were first brought over to the West from Japan by Hawayo Takata.