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What is Reiki?

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What is it?

Reiki is a complimentary and spiritual therapy where the practitioner helps to re-energise your body by helping your energy flow.

The word 'Reiki' means 'mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign' and it comes from the Japanese word's 'rei' meaning universal, and 'ki' meaning life energy.

Reiki energy is part of universal energy and is around us all the time.  It is known by many other names such as:

'Ki' in Japan

'Chi' or 'Qi' in China

'Prana' in Sanskrit

'Mana' in Polynesian culture

Reiki is a type of energy healing where the practitioner acts as a conduit to universal energy.

There are many types of Reiki, and they all derive from Usui Reiki developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in the 1920's.  The most popular form of Reiki is Usui Reiki which is what is practiced at Namikier Therapies.

The body is full of energy but when you are stressed, have an injury, or have emotional pain, this can cause your energy to become stagnant and over time this stagnant energy can manifest as illnesses.

Practitioners place their hands on certain parts of your body including your Chakras (see below) and the universal energy flows into you which can help you heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

If you prefer not to be touched the practitioner can hover their hands over you and this has the same effect as touching you.  There is no limit to the distance where the Reiki can be performed from.  This is called Distance Reiki and can be as effective as being in the same room as you.  I have performed distance Reiki from Italy to someone in the UK.

Reiki can also be used on animals to help heal them.


The body has energy points called Chakras.  Chakra is the Sanskrit word for 'wheel of light'.  There are seven main Chakras known as psychic centres (although there are more).  These are energy points in the body that appear as wheel-like vortices and help to flow energy around your body keeping you healthy and de-stressed.  They spin at an immense speed.

Reiki helps to open the Chakras to enable the energy to flow freely through the Aura and subtle nervous system, which is a network of channels known as Nadis connecting the Chakras.

To learn more about Chakras

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Reiki Attunements

Anyone has the ability to practice Reiki, but they must receive the proper training and have attunements from Reiki Masters.  These are people who have trained and received attunements at all the levels.  Attunements allow the student to connect to the universal Reiki source.

There are three different levels of Reiki as shown below:

Reiki Level 1 (Student)

The First Degree (Shoden)

Reiki Level 2 (Practitioner)

The Second Degree (Okuden)

Reiki Level 3 (Reiki Master)

The Third Degree (Shinpiden)

What to expect from a Reiki session

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