What is Reiki?

Reiki (ray-key) is a form of energetic healing and similar to yoga, has different types and lineages.  The Usui or Japanese lineage of Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900’s and is the form practiced by the Ohm Well’s practitioners.  Reiki is given by the “laying of hands” and several other techniques.

The word “Rei” means universal and the word “Ki” means “life force” It means life force.  Therefore, Reiki translates to “universal life force.”

Is Reiki Harmful?

Reiki is light energy and will not cause harm.  It’s similar to a neutral atom and is related to first law of thermodynamics which states, “Energy is neither created or destroyed; it can only be redirected from one place or form to another.”  During a Reiki session, no one is having their energy taken away.  It’s simply being redirected to where it needs to be in the body.

Does Reiki Conflict With My Beliefs?

Reiki is not a religion and there is no dogma attached.  There is no need for you to have certain beliefs in order to give and receive Reiki.  You can however, attach your own spiritual beliefs to it the same way you may with your yoga practice.

Benefits of Reiki

The best way I like to describe Reiki is by saying it’s similar to when you are crying and upset, and someone comes and hugs you tightly and you begin to feel better.  Reiki helps to reduce pain and stress while helping to increase focus and mental alertness. Reiki is about tuning into our bodies so that we can learn how to realign our energies and hug ourselves, and also be open to exchanging hugs with others too.


An individual Reiki session costs $60.  Contact us for info on couple and group rates.