The History of Reiki Massage (Energy Healing)

Reiki is an ancient form of energy healing, stress-reduction and relaxation technique that was made more widely available by Dr. Usui in Japan after his mystical experience in 1922. Reiki has been scientifically shown to reduce postoperative pain, reduce the need for analgesics, reduce anxiety, blood pressure and respiratory rates. A randomized controlled trial showed that Reiki reduced burnout among mental health clinicians. Another study showed memory improvement and reduction of depression in Alzheimers patients.

Hawaya Takata brought Reiki to the west by way of Hawaii. Mataji Kawakami also created Reiki Ryoho in 1914 and had a book published on Reiki in 1919. However, other forms of Reiki were practiced in Japan prior to 1922 and Reiki energy has existed for thousands of years.

Reiki therapy supports healing of all energetic imbalances that are ready to be moved and can treat physical and emotional complaints, as well as mental and psychological ailments. It can also support a spiritual journey or balance a difficult spiritual opening.

I'm a 3rd degree Reiki practitioner and certified Reiki teacher, and can offer you stand-alone Reiki sessions or pair this energy healing modality with other work. Individual Reiki Training classes and Attunements are available upon request. Please contact me if this is what you're desiring. If there are 3 people or more who are desiring a Reiki 1 class and Attunement please contact me and we can arrange a date(s) and time.

See below for additional information.

History of Reiki article

Reiki Research