Reiki is a secular healing technique, introduced by Usui Mikao-sensei in Japan in the early 1900's. It allows the practitioner to be an open, active channel for healing energy through the laying on of hands, or through distance healing.
Reiki invites balance and harmony into the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the body. It works to harmonize our internal energy centers in effort to restore balance and healing. It has the capacity to relieve disharmony and discomfort on all levels.
Reiki is not, however, a replacement for the necessary care and treatment of a licensed medical practitioner. Reiki is a complementary healing system. While it has been shown to speed healing processes and minimize side effects of many conventional medical treatments, it is NOT a replacement. Please see a medical professional when you need to.
Reiki is neither a religion, nor associated with any religion or spiritual path. The spiritual connections associated with Reiki compliments any faith, religion, or spiritual path.
I am an Usui Reiki Master, and currently am at Level 2 for Celtic Reiki, the system created by Jane Burns.