What is Reiki?

Reiki is pronounced ray-key. It is composed of two Japanese words Rei, which means “higher power,” and Ki, which means “vital, life-force energy.” It originated with a Japanese Buddhist named Mikao Usui in 1922, after he experienced a profound meditation on Mount Karuma. He was awakened with a power to heal and to empower others to heal. His legacy has been passed down from Reiki Master to student ever since.

Reiki is a non-invasive, hands-on healing that restores balance to the body on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

The Reiki client receives on a massage table, fully clothed (and it can also be done in a chair, by a river or in a hospital bed). Hands are placed on different areas of the body with the intent of bringing the body into balance on every level: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical. Reiki assists the body to self heal. The body receives the energy and through its own intelligence, sends it to the areas it is most needed.

Why is Reiki beneficial? 

• Improving sleep

•  Reducing stress and tension

•  Pain relief of headaches/migraines

•  Relieving acute and chronic pain

• Detoxifying

• Improving immune function

• Recovering from illness or surgery

• Creating calm with emotional well being 

• Empowering positive change

• Increasing abundance by increasing your energetic vibration to receive, attract & manifest



As a Massage Therapist for 23 years, I am most grateful for Reiki as a modality when there are injuries that cannot be massaged, for instance an open wound that is healing; a broken bone in a cast; or a client has a rash, sunburn, or cancer with tumors. I can still rely on Reiki; even working 2 inches above the body has proven effective treatment in a variety of cases. It has even been recommended by Dr. Oz! Reiki has become very popular in Seattle and sadly there has been some misunderstanding of just what it is. I hope this site can shed some light.


If you have any further questions about it, feel free to call or email me.


Terie Sandusky

kimimihealingarts@gmail.com | 206-794-3118



Terie Sandusky