Reiki started as an eastern practice which has been brought to the west, Reiki, is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off of the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” Reiki can also be done long-distance, “Distance Healing” the energy of Reiki can not be confined as Reiki energy knows no bounds to time space or distance. According to many versions of its origin, Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese seeker of spiritual truths, brought the Reiki method of healing into human awareness after a deep spiritual experience in 1922. Dr. Usui commenced sharing this new healing energy immediately, after a serious earthquake hit Japan and he felt urged to spread his knowledge and began taking on students to attune to Reiki energy.
In a Reiki session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit Universal Life Energy to the client in the form of qi (ki). The hands on healing creates a form of self-healing and a state of equilibrium. The intention is to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.