What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural system of stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. Discovered in Japan by Mikao Usui during meditation, Reiki uses "life force energy" (also referred to as "Qi" or "Chi") to promote these positive benefits in the body.

One can practice Reiki in person through "laying on hands" or at a distance. Regardless of how it is performed, Reiki is safe and easy to use. When training to become a Reiki practitioner, one is "attuned" to the energy and the techniques necessary to use Reiki.

The initial level I training acquaints one to Reiki and enables them to use the energy on themselves and others in person. Level II extends the training to include distance work and other tools for using this energy. Level III, the final course, trains one as a Reiki Master and Teacher.

The past decade has brought tremendous shifts in the availability of techniques such as Reiki for the general public. Once reserved for those few with plenty o…