Reiki Healing is a Japanese spiritual energy therapy originated by Mikao Usui, a Tendai Buddhist practitioner & teacher in 1922. Original Japanese Reiki as personal development and healing practice is rooted in spiritual practices such as Tendai Buddhism, as well as Shugendo, Shinto, and Shingon, which include elements of indigenous animism, shamanism, divination, and magic.
In the West, however, Reiki has been passed on and evolved into a hands-on energy healing practice, with a self-development aspect based on the Reiki Precepts, which point to mental & emotional practices and good morals.
It is known to induce deep relaxation, reduce stress, pain, and anxiety. Clinical evidence indicates that Reiki is a safe and gentle complementary therapy that activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body and mind. It has potential for broader use in management of chronic health conditions and postoperative recovery.
Reiki Healing helps improve the quality of life and survivorship of cancer patients undergoing allopathic treatment successfully.
Reiki could be useful in the context of neuroscience, in particular, Reiki Drum Healing may help people with Alzheimer’s, as it combines 2 vibrational therapies in one, light/energy and sound, a treatment which has been found to help reduce plaque.
Reiki Drum Journeying is another technique used more for exploration of past lives or guidance for the future, self-empowering, soul retrieval, meeting a power animal – a core shamanism practice in sacred space and with added Reiki energy to support the purpose of the shamanic journey.
Reiki Drumming was originated by Sedona-based Michael Baird in 1999 to increase the power of Reiki Distance Healing. That means, this therapy can be received at a distance – we can connect online or by phone if we are far from each other.