Reiki is a Japanese system of hands on healing as well as a spiritual method of personal growth and transformation. The way Reiki is passed from one person to the next is in the form of a lineage tradition. What this means is that a student requires the necessary empowerments from a qualified teacher of the original Reiki tradition. The transmission is given by the teacher in the form of a Reiki attunement. Attunement into Reiki guarantee's the students' ability to achieve a healing outcome and as a result the ability to heal themselves and others is bestowed.
Although the teachings of Reiki are relatively new to the west, Reiki's origins stretch back to Dr Mikao Usui who founded the system of Reiki in Japan at the end of the 19th century. Dr Usui was primarily a Buddhist although he studied many religions. Through his teaching career he taught many people his system of Reiki. They in turn passed this system on to their own students, yet even today many facts concerning the origins of Reiki and the life of Dr Usui remain largely unknown.
With the enormous popularity of Reiki today, the system has now been taught to millions of people worldwide.
Reiki is a form of healing that is becoming increasingly popular in this country. Reiki is a powerful aid to our bodies natural healing ability and is one of the most natural, safe, healing techniques around. The Reiki energy is directed through the practitioners hands, bringing Reiki energy to the client's body, working on many different levels. It brings all aspects of the client into balance and the clients' body directs the energy to wherever it is needed. Reiki heals on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Reiki is extremely successful as a therapy in its own right and it works in harmony with all other kinds of treatments and is also known to enhance all other complementary therapies, greatly increasing the amount of healing power normally available.
Reiki is also a very powerful self development tool, heightening intuition, helping develop a positive attitude to life, increasing energy and expanding creativity and opening doors which you don't even know exist. Reiki is split into three different degrees.