ReiKi is a system of natural healing involving the laying on of hands.
It is believed that the technique was first used by Tibetan Buddhist monks to stimulate
the body's own healing process. By placing the hands on particular areas of the
recipient's body the warmth produced by the palms unblocks the dormant chi in that area.
The comforting feeling of the touch creates a sense of well being in the recipient's
entire body enabling them to relax, allowing their mind, body and spirit to naturally rid
themselves of the stress and tension that might be present.
ReiKi is the art and science of self-empowerment used by the ancient
Tibetan Lamas dating back thousands of years. It is the non-physical energy that can be
accumulated by the body and guided by will. It moves through the healer and dispels blocks
and negativity before being channelled through to the recipient, thus never draining the
healer. In fact the more a ReiKi practitioner gives the energy, the more that is received.
Martial artists use ReiKi healing for mental and physical development.
It has been identified by all cultures and consequently has a variety of names. Touch is a
basic way of restoring balance, it restores a sense of trust and permissible intimacy
which allows the individual time to process and absorb the many mental and physical
changes brought on by today's pace of life. On a wider level, it can contribute to the
individual's awareness of the many factors which affect their health and can offer them a
means to take it into their own hands responsibly.
As the flow of ReiKi energy begins to be used by the
practitioner, so the inevitable refining or the individual's own spiritual self takes
place, thus creating change, dispelling negative beliefs and attitudes, and promoting a
greater feeling of wellbeing. The practitioner can then access the strength to take full
responsibility for their future development and conscious understanding of the changing
world. ReiKi is truly the most important energy for man's future progression towards the
new millennium and the transformation of the world's energy.
ReiKi is practiced as part of the Relaxation Programme offered at The
Caribbean T'ai Chi Institute by Chief Instructor Sifu Michael Jacques and his instructors.