Reiki is a spiritual practice but not a religion, no belief system is necessary.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a spiritual practice but not a religion, no belief system is necessary. It was developed in Japan in the early 1900s by Mikao Usui. Rei means spiritual wisdom ki means life force energy, so basically spiritual energy.
Reiki is carried out by a certified practitioner who has been attuned by a Reiki Master Teacher, as per the Reiki federation guidelines. It is a hands on therapy, the recipient is fully clothed. It is completely harmless.
It is relaxing and can alleviate many physical and emotional problems. It can and does leave the recipient feeling energized and relaxed simultaneously.
What Reiki is not.
Reiki is not massage, the practitioner will place their hands on you gently. Anything resembling massage is a big no no.
It is not a form of mediumship, if you want a message off your dear departed, seek out a reputable medium, despite the trend to give clients messages during Reiki, its usually absolute bollocks and some concoction the practitioner has thought up to impress you.
It is not a replacement for medical care, we are not medically trained, Reiki should be used alongside,not instead of medical care. It is not a miracle cure, it works with your own body to heal itself.