Reiki

noun

Rei·​ki ˈrā-ˌkē How to pronounce Reiki (audio)
: a system of touching with the hands based on the belief that such touching by an experienced practitioner produces beneficial effects by strengthening and normalizing certain vital energy fields held to exist within the body

Examples of Reiki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or book yourself a workshop in Reiki and meditation or make your own terrarium. Sarah Murphy, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 Outside of work, Jessie spends her time as a Reiki Master, meditation teacher, pug mom, and artist. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 6 Dec. 2023 Unwind from all that hiking at one of the area’s local breweries— Sundara Inn & Spa, one of the first destination spas in the Midwest with treatments like Reiki and CBD massages. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Sep. 2023 New this year, there will be Reiki, breathwork workshops, a triggers and activations workshop and Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam experience. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2023 There was well-meaning advice about painkillers, acupuncture, Reiki, movement therapies and Ojai specialists. Julie Seabaugh, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2023 On the menu is everything from hydra-facial treatments to lymphatic and reflexology massages, Reiki, and even sound voyages. Sean Santiago, ELLE Decor, 7 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Japanese, literally, spirit, from rei spirit, soul + ki vital force, mind

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Reiki was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Reiki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Reiki. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

Reiki

noun
Rei·​ki ˈrā-ˌkē How to pronounce Reiki (audio)
: a system of hands-on touching based on the belief that such touching by an experienced practitioner produces beneficial effects by strengthening and normalizing certain vital energy fields held to exist within the body
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