What is Reiki?

What is Reiki? Reiki is a very simple yet powerful healing modality that can easily be learned by anyone. Reiki is a laying-on hands healing art that uses creative life energy essential to all living things, to affect healing of the mind, body and spirit. Originating as a Tibetan Buddhist Practice, it was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the late 1800’s. People, animals, plants, even places and things can successfully be infused with Reiki and the effects are balancing, harmonizing and healing.

Reiki helps to create a harmonious environment within ones Being, so true healing can take place. It is a very safe healing method with many different beneficial effects like relaxation and feelings of peace, security and overall wellbeing. Reiki is unlimited in its ability to relieve suffering and promote healing regardless of the cause.


The Founder Dr. Mikao Usui  gave us the Reiki Ideals or Principles – which are also a great guide for living life day by day.

The Original Reiki Ideals

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not be angry
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer,
pray these words to your heart,
and chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind

The founder… Usui Mikao

They have been transcribed or re written many times,  today they are often quoted as:

Just for today….
I will give thanks for my many blessings.
I will not worry.
I will not be angry.
I will do my work honestly.
I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing.


or a version we use


Just for today I will let go of worry
Just for today I will let go of anger
Today I will count my many blessings
Today I will do my work honestly
Today I will be kind to every living thing

Learn Tanran Reiki and start treating yourself and others with this wonderful, gentle healing modality.