What is Reiki?

Reiki is Japanese and consists of 2 parts REI and KI.
REI=Spiritual, spirit, soul
KI=Energy, life force

Reiki is translated in the West as: Universal life energy
Reiki is a holistic therapy/treatment that belongs to alternative healing methods. We work with the hands, treating the body with universal life energy.

When applying Reiki, the body is seen as one whole: body, mind, and soul. If all three are in balance or can be brought into balance by treatment, then the energy in the body can flow freely and one feels more balanced/stable.
Reiki is also used to support in case of illnesses.

Mikao Usui, a Japanese person, is the founder of the current Reiki.
Reiki is an ancient healing art and 2500 years ago it was mentioned in ancient writings.
Mikao Usui developed a system that should lead to happiness, harmony, and spiritual development.
The teaching that Mikao Usui gave took a more concrete form around 1922, after himself a long search and period of fasting and meditation on Mount Kurama.


Can I learn Reiki?
Everyone can learn and work with the Reiki energy, this does not require any specific prior training. Find a Reiki Master that suits you. Contact different Masters to ask for information or to ask for a conversation. Then find out if his or her approach suits you.
You can also ask a Reiki Master for treatment so you can feel if this Reiki Master suits you.


Some Reiki terms are not clear to me
Go to our Reiki glossary, please contact us if you didn’t found a term or explanation.


Alleen voor vandaag, zal ik me geen zorgen maken
Alleen voor vandaag, zal ik niet boos zijn
Alleen voor vandaag, zal ik mijn werk eerlijk doen
Alleen al voor vandaag, zal ik mijn dank uitspreken voor mijn vele zegeningen
Alleen voor vandaag, zal ik aardig zijn voor mijn buurman en elk levend wezen

Just for today, I will not worry

Just for today, I will not be angry

Just for today, I will do my work honestly

Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings

Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing