Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing technique that helps to balance mind, body and spirit. It has been introduced in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist monk, Mikao Usui as a stress releaser and for relaxation purposes. It is aimed at channeling and boosting “life force energy” for the benefit of the practitioner. Like in Chi, a person practicing Reiki moves his or her hands enabling energy to move through the body. This is known as palm healing or hands on healing. Because of its slow movement it is safe to use. More people think it as a spiritual healing for the body.
There are two main branches of Reiki, Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. The main deference between the two is the hand-placement where one relies on intuitive sense and the other relies on hand-position. Reiki has three tier level associated with skill levels and techniques. The word Reiki has been created combining two words; Rei meaning “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki meaning “life force energy.” Anyone who first gets instructions from a master can practice Reiki and it helps people’s “life force energy” to improve health and enhance the quality of life.