Whenever we hear the word Reiki, we also hear the name Mikao Usui associated with it. Master Mikao Usui is known for having discovered this beautiful art and passed it down several grand masters. The word Reiki is derived from the Japanese word “ REI” which means Universal Life and  “KI” which means Energy.

Reiki is the art of Spiritual Healing which combines Energy force with Spiritual Guidance. Every living object is filled with an energy which is supposed to be positive and free-flowing. Connecting with this energy not only enables healing in one’s self but also leads to healing and strengthening other’s energies.

Providing healing at all levels, physical, emotional and mental, Reiki is mainly used for one’s own wellbeing. Though various forms of Reiki have evolved over the years, the Usui style remains the most popular one and widely practiced all over the world.

Although there are different types of Reiki, some of the most important styles are listed below.

  1. Usui Reiki
  2. Tibetan Reiki
  3. Karuna Reiki
  4. Money Reiki
  5. Karmic Reiki
  6. Seichem Reiki
  7. Kundalini Reiki
  8. Imara Reiki
  9. Gendai Reiki
  10. Rainbow Reiki


Reiki is not a cure to a problem. However it assists in facilitating healing by creating the right ambience for the body to recover. Though Reiki may be a wonderful tool to reduce stress and thereby promote wellness, there is not a single area of life where Reiki cannot be applied. Some of the areas where Reiki can be used are:-

  1. To clear negative Energies in any space.
  2. To enhance productivity, and efficiency in work.
  3. To add taste to the food you are cooking
  4. To strengthen relationships and maintain harmonious relations at all times.
  5. To enable fertility and help conceive.
  6. To build trust, love and developing a suitable environment
  7. Helps in treating insect bites and poisonous bites
  8. To help heal injuries and facilitate faster healing for any kind of illness.
  9. Helps in fixing problems that you may have with your electronic gadgets.
  10. Helps open up the mind to better ideas and creativity.

A session of reiki involves the client explaining to the reiki practitioner about the kind of problems experienced. It does not involve any massage or medication. Every session can be hands on or hands off approach depending on the comfort levels of the client. It is very important that the practitioner gains maximum information from the client before commencing the healing session. At the same time, it is also very important that the client be as transparent as possible and open to accepting the healing energies being sent their way. Each session can last between 20-90 mins depending on the kind of condition that the client may have.

At the end of the session, the client would either feel a warm or tingling feeling or simply a relaxed feeling.

Remember that there is no problem which does not have a solution. An open mind and a heart that accepts is all you need to help Reiki work its wonder on you.

God Bless and Luv

Pinky Punjabi