What Is Reiki?Nina L. Paul, PhD
The Reiki system of healing uses universal life force energy. Reiki originated in Japan, although one of the two branches is called Western Reiki. Both forms include the same basic features, including those in the following list:
Intelligent: The energy knows where to go and what to do to help you.
Natural: No other tools or instruments are needed besides the Reiki practitioner, who channels the Reiki energy through his hands.
Gentle: The practitioner places her hands softly on the body or just above the body. Practitioners don’t use massage or manipulation.
Compatible with all religions or belief systems: You can receive or practice Reiki no matter what your religion. People of all faiths use Reiki as a system for relaxation and healing.