The word Reiki is derived from the Japanese Rei (Universal) Ki (Life Energy), it represents the vital force that flows through all living things. The name has been given to a system of natural healing evolved from the experience and dedication of Dr Mikao Usui (Professor of Theology and Christian Minister) who lived in Japan and America. It was in the mid 1800's when, as a principle of the Doshisha University in Kyoto, that he was apparently questioned by students on how Jesus did his healing. 10 years of research in ancient Tantric Buddhist teachings showed similarities to the methods employed by Jesus.
As we know, the laying of hands has been used to give comfort and relief for generations. Reiki takes this principle further, it is a non-invasive yet powerful system where the practitioner lays hands on or away from the body at key positions to channel the vital force to assist the bodies own natural healing process. A Reiki practitioner is passed the "attunements" by a Reiki master who has been passed this by a direct lineage from Dr Usui. This attunes and connects the practitioner to the Reiki source of healing energy. Once initiated it allows the practitioner to perform healing on themselves and other beings including animals. This healing can be given at any place and any time and is used for chronic illnesses, acute injuries (if bones are not broken) and to help and achieve balance (Chakra Healing).
I am a Reiki Level 2 practitioner. At Level 1 I was attuned to deal with physical issues. At Level 2 I was attuned again to better connect with energies that heal mental and emotional issues.
For more information about how we can use Reiki to improve physical and emotional well-being please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.