Reiki is a Japanese technique for healing, stress reduction, and relaxation. It is based on the belief that energy flows through living organisms. This unseen energy is typically referred to as “life force energy” or ki. Practitioners believe that ki is all around us and can be harnessed by the mind.
Many cultures, past and present have shared the belief in this unseen force and in the interconnectedness of all life. It is believed that one is more vulnerable to stress and illness when reserves of life energy are low.
Reiki practitioners believe that they can channel this energy to help their clients. Reiki heals by breaking up negative energy and replacing it with positive, healing energy, which passes through the hands of the practitioner. The hands of experienced Reiki practitioners are said to grow hot when giving a treatment.
Reiki is a simple technique to learn but it is not taught in the traditional sense. Rather, the ability to use reiki is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master. The ability to perform Reiki is not dependent on intellectual capacity or the state of one’s spiritual development, making Reiki universally accessible. It has been taught to thousands of people of diverse backgrounds and ages throughout the world for many years.
Now a days , several Reiki Masters made it a profession, they take class and teach several people at a time the technic of healing diseases through touch therapy or Reiki and charge good amount of money. Once about three four years back I myself underwent such training under a so called Reiki Master but as I was so much dissatisfied I didnot attend more than one class.But my belief on this subject is not lost.I still believe that it may heal certain diseases, reduce stress and it is very good for relaxation.