The theory behind Reiki is that it is possible to heal a person or increase their life force energy by using the techniques learned or acquired by a Reiki practitioner. The way in which Reiki is administered is a form of ‘laying on hands’. However, Reiki is an entirely non-intrusive therapy. It is not necessary for the practitioner’s hands to come into contact with the patient and many therapies involve merely running the hands close to the body rather than actually on the body. Although, I personally give Reiki ‘hands-on’.
Reiki is designed to work on the whole of the person, both physically and mentally, helping to increase a person’s life force energy which in turn will increase feelings of happiness and content. Reiki is also believed to increase health by encouraging the patient’s body to heal itself and restore physical and mental well-being. Whilst Reiki cannot be used to diagnose or cure illnesses, it can be used during any form of illness or disease to help the body to heal itself, relieve side effects of both the illness and any medication and promote recovery. Reiki will not interfere with any other medical technique or complimentary therapy.