What is Reiki?


Reiki is a natural healing modality that was intuited & developed by Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan.  This healing technique is based on the premise that each living being has a direct connection to universal life force energy and can intentionally channel this energy to support another in healing and increased well being.

Reiki means "universal life energy" in Japanese.  It is the animating force that makes one alive and heals and supports life in the body.  For example, if one were to break a bone, the doctor can put a cast on it, but the Reiki in the body is what does the mending of the body.  

A Reiki practitioner has undergone an "attunement" which is a special energetic opening ritual that has been passed down from Master Teacher to Master Teacher.   Dr. Usui intuited the ritual & special symbols which open up the subtle energy channels and allow more energy to channel through the practitioner to be used for healing intentions.

Reiki can be done through direct touch, or across time and space using the Reiki symbols which allow the energy to be moved intentionally through the morphic field.  One can learn and utilize these symbols after attending Reiki levels 2 & 3 courses and receiving the attunements for each level.

A Reiki session is typically done fully clothed on a massage table or in a chair.  The practitioner uses a light touch to send energy through the receiver starting at the head and moving down to the feet.  The energy supports the receiver's natural healing capacity and allows the energy body to free itself of blockages that can create stress and lead to physical ailments.

Reiki can be done alone or integrated with other healing modalities such as body work or counseling.  Bodhi has been practicing Reiki since 2001.  She has been a Master Teacher since 2003 and has taught hundreds of practitioners throughout the Southeastern US and in Central and South America.  She integrates Reiki into her individual sessions and teaches Reiki levels 1-3 in the greater Charlotte, NC area.