The word “Reiki” means Universal Life Force Energy.
Reiki was “rediscovered” in Japan in the 1920s, by a Tendai Buddhist monk named Dr Mikao Usui but it had been around for centuries and practiced all over the world.
Reiki energy is channelled through the hands of the practitioner who then places their hands on a client with the client fully clothed. All the practitioner needs to do is be “attuned” by a Reiki Master (teacher). This connects you permanently to a source of beautiful healing energy that works on you, your clients and is in the background all the time. When you practice energy exercises, carry out self-treatments or treat someone else, you intensify the beneficial effect that the healing energy has on you as well as the people you treat.
Once a person has opened up to become a channel for Reiki, concentrated life force energy will flow through their hands of its own accord and the ability will be retained for the rest of their life.