I have trained in the Usui method of Reiki healing, however because of my Spiritual belief's the energy or 'universal force energy' as Master Usui would describe it as, is for me the result of intention and prayer, to heal the client, to make them feel well and if it is the The Divine Spirits will, to actually cure them of the ailment's that brought them to me. This to me is Reiki.
Reiki is a hands on healing method used for centuries which involves using ones body and being as a channel, once attuned the healer can channel this energy by using the hands to heal a variety of ailments such as anxiety, depression, muscular problems and skeletal injuries, plus a multitude of other symptoms.
It is based on love, strong spiritual belief, compassion and an intent on the healers part to channel this love to heal the person in need. For some it is difficult ot describe, for most it is difficult to comprehend.
Reiki has five main priciples ..
Just for today I will not worry
Just for today I will not anger
Just for today I will respect my elders, my parents, my teachers
Just for today I will live my life honestly, will work hard in everything I endeavour to achieve
Just for today I will love, cherish and respect every living thing
The laying on of hands is like a mother comforting a child or holding an animal in pain. The act of laying hands on the human or animal body to comfort and relieve pain is as old as istinctinion.