Reiki is an energy healing system originally formed in Japan in the 1920s. The word ‘Reiki’ applies to both the energy that we call Reiki and The System of Reiki developed by Mikao Usui that enables us to harness this energy. The most common translation from, the Japanese Kanji is ‘Rei’ meaning the essence of spirit or source, and ‘Ki’ meaning universal life force energy. This universal energy is something that we are all born with and capable of harnessing to harmonise our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state of being. In more basic terms it’s a system of natural healing that’s easily accessible and beneficial to us all. As it isn’t based on any belief, faith or suggestion, ultimately Reiki is a path of discovery that’s available to everyone.