I have often been asked this question, and I have always had difficulty answering concisely. It’s articulating something so un-academic that I find difficult, as far as I am aware no research has been carried out to prove that Reiki even exists.
I discovered Reiki while in London visiting an aunt, after relating to her how depressed I felt. She recommended her friend to me, a Reiki therapist. This my first experience of Reiki, was transformatively effective. The treatment relaxed me more than I had ever felt, the practitioners hands were warm and with my eyes closed I saw beautiful swirling clolours, and I had a feeling of floating, alongside the beautiful sounds of fiddle music playing gently in the background….did I say Reiki was hard to explain..? When I left to return to my aunt’s house, I felt like I was walking on air, very lighthearted and chirpy even. It was a total revelation to me. I was inspired to become attuned to Reiki, to be able to treat myself primarily; I had been depressed for some time. I contacted Sarah Barker on the Isle of Wight, who is a Reiki Master, and directly traceable from the original discoverer of Reiki, Dr Mikao Usui and his Lineage. Dr Usui discovered the symbols that activate Reiki. There is a wealth of information on the internet about him if anyone would care to research his name.