What is Reiki?

Simply put, Rei is the Japanese word for Universal and Ki is the word for life force energy. Also known as Qi or Chi in Asia, Mana in Hawaii and Prana in the yoga tradition, healing practitioners sometimes refer to it as “subtle” energy.

Though it may be subtle, it has a great impact. Consider the atom — tiny, but when its energy is released, it’s extremely powerful.

There are different kinds of Ki, and we absorb it from different sources — food, sun, water and air.
We also give it to and receive it from other people, which is where energy healing techniques that work with the flow of energy come into play. To maintain health and well-being, there should be a balance of ki circulating through and around our bodies.

Reiki – Gentle Therapy Reduces Stress & Pain
Reiki is one of the best-loved types of energy work. Massage therapists, nurses and other Reiki practitioners have seen it reduce people’s stress and pain again and again. The particular beauty of Reiki is that it can be used on anyone no matter their condition, from infants to those healing from surgery or wounds to people in hospice care.


Where did Reiki come from?
Reiki was founded in the early 20th century by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui. An accomplished practitioner of the martial and meditative arts, he gave healings with light touch, and taught some of those who received these treatments. These students called what he did “Usui Hand Healing.” One of them developed the system further and began calling it Reiki (from Rei, meaning universal, and Ki, meaning life force energy).


What is Reiki like?
During a Reiki session, the practitioner will place his or her hands in different positions on the head and body. Practitioners may also place the hands on a site of injury or pain. The practitioner’s hands don’t have to actually touch the body, and the receiver does not need to be awake.

Reiki energy seems to soothe, or balance, the nervous system. It can be adapted for almost any use, and can even support conventional medical procedures. Hospital and other medical staff see that Reiki calms and reassures patients in pain and distress, and they enjoy giving it because it reduces their own stress as well.

Since it can help people relax no matter what their situation, Reiki is often taught to patients and families to practice on themselves and family members.
In fact, it is easy and inexpensive for almost anyone to learn Reiki for treating oneself, friends and family.

Since 2008 what I offer in my clinic is a higher form of energy called Reconnective Healing.

You can book your session here or order a gift card for those you love.

With Love and Light,



Liraz Bergman-Turner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & the owner of Heavenly Embrace, a massage and energy healing practice in Boulder, CO.

Heavenly Embrace Wellness 2310 Juniper Ave, Boulder, CO 80304 (720) 515-9034 liraz@heavenlyembrace.com
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