Reiki is an invisible subtle energy. It is channelled by the attuned Reiki healer, who acts as a conduit for the energy to flow. The Reiki healer is “plugged” into the life force energy all around and allows the electricity or energy to flow through them and into other people in a healing. The reiki healer doesn’t use their own energy when doing the treatment so is not depleted, but the universal life force energy flows through them, so they benefit from giving the treatment too.
What we know as Reiki comes from ancient Sanskrit texts which were discovered and developed by Dr Mikao Usui during the late 1800sin Japan. Eastern medicine recognizes and works with energy or “life force” or “chi” and similarly Reiki uses this energy to stimulate the body in its own natural healing process, increasing the energy flow throughout the whole body.
In the life force energy of Reiki, the person who is attuned as a Reiki healer has had their body’s energy channels opened and cleared of obstructions by the Reiki attunements. They have not only received an increase in this life energy or “chi” or “ki” for their own healing but also become connected to the source of all universal Chi or ki. Reiki is not a religion, the life force energy is
the source of life itself and far older in concept than any religious philosophy.