Western Reiki System
Reiki is a Japanese word, meaning universal life force. It is the energy that everything in the world is made up of.
A Japanese Buddhist Monk called Dr. Mikao Usui, who experienced the universal healing force during a 21-day fasting and meditation period on Mt. Kurama, discovered Reiki in the 19th century.
Shortly after his Mystic experience Dr. Usui started a Reiki clinic of sorts where both taught his way of natural healing and gave treatments to the suffering.
Later, a woman called Mrs. Hawayo Takata who learned Reiki from Dr.Chujiro Hayashi a student of Dr. Usui brought this healing method to America from where it spread to the rest of the world.
Reiki heals by calming the mind and relaxing the body thereby raising the life force of the recipient. It flows from the hands of the Reiki channel that has received proper initiations from Reiki Teacher.