Reiki, What Is This Hands-On Healing Method?

Reiki healing, What Is This Hands-On Healing Method?
Reiki is an ancient healing form. - Photo © GoDaddy Stock Photos

Reiki is a hands-on healing method with its roots in Japanese origin. The practitioner transmits this healing energy through his hands to the recipient in order to encourage physical, emotional and mental healing.

For many people who channel this energy, it can become a very important part of their spirituality. It’s a wonderful gift that can help you to change your life for the better.

What is Reiki?

It is an ancient healing form. Love, Force and Light. It represents the energy of Unconditional Love.

The essence of this method is to transmit the healing energies of the Universe through one’s hands to another being or even unto ourselves.

We were all born with this Universal Life Force, because it is the energy of life.

The History of Reiki

It became available in the 20th century for everyday people due to the activities of Dr. Mikao Usui. His system today, Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho, is also known as the Usui-Style Universal Cosmic Life Energy Method.

Dr. Chujiro Hayashi was the successor of Dr. Usui, who created the guidelines of this healing method.

Mrs. Hawayo Takata brought this method from Japan to the West in 1937. She left us the Western traditional story.

Meaning of The Word Reiki

Reiki means “universal life force energy”.
Reiki means “universal life force energy”. – Photo © My Spiritbook – Tamás Pataki

It is composed of two Japanese words (kanji or characters):

Rei and Ki.

The top kanji, Rei, describes the unlimited and universal aspect of this energy.

The bottom kanji, Ki, represents life force energy that guides every living being.

Bioenergy and Reiki Energy

The energy of Reiki is not equal to the bioenergy used by natural healers.

In the energy ocean that surrounds us

  • bioenergy, the life-giving force of the physical body, is the lowest type of energy
  • Reiki energy is one of the highest classes of energy in the Universe, is the divine type.

Reiki Is Not A Religion

It works regardless of world view therefore it is for both believers and atheists. It is not contrary to the teachings of any religion or denomination.

Many people think at Reiki as a manifestation of divine love. They can use it with their prayer and devotional practice.


It’s a holistic healing technique and has an effect on the completeness of the triad of body, mind and spirit.

Anyone Can Learn It

The skills and techniques associated with this method are simple and easy to learn.

Adults and children can equally comprehend and incorporate this ancient form of healing into their lives.

After your Reiki First Degree attunement you become a channel and directly connected to a powerful, divine healing energy source. You can channel it through your hands.

I became more balanced, calmer and more patient through the Reiki, my senses became more sensitive as well and my intuition became stronger. Read what Julie from Paris about Reiki

It is an absolutely safe and very powerful way of channeling healing energy. While you transmit this energy, it charges you at the same time.

Contact Us

If you have further questions, please contact us here. We’d be glad of your help.

If you want to enroll in our Reiki Course, please check our class schedules.


This article is not intended to be used as medical advice, nor as a substitute for medical, psychological, or any other healthcare treatment. Always consult a doctor, comply with his recommendations, and continue the prescribed treatments.

The treatments that we recommend and impart are not meant to replace Western Medicine but rather to be complementary and strengthen the treatments you may already be receiving.

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Tamás is the Founder of MySpiritbook Holistic Healing School. He's a Crystal Healing, Tantra Yoga and Reiki Teacher, meditation coach and past life regression therapist. He is passionate about crystals and spent 18 years practicing different healing methods. Tamás is also a portrait photographer and loves cooking in his free time.


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