Generally categorized into three main stages of expertise, such as first
degree, second degree, and third degree, a reiki practitioner is able to
heal himself or herself and also others. The second degree
practitioner had the ability to heal others from a distance, also known
as distance healing. The third and highest degree is the ultimate level
where the practitioner is now thoroughly well versed and equipped
with the necessary knowledge and skill to teach and attune others to
the practice of reiki.
Simply put, reiki is a form of healing using the holistic concept
without the use of medications of any sort. The reiki practitioner
typically places his or her hands over the individual needing the
healing. The belief is that the positive energy is then drawn by the
recipient to enhance the natural healing processes. There are even
some seemingly bizarre claims that the healing energy is self seeking
and can “zero” in on the injury to commence the healing process.
The dominant factor in reiki is the positive energy it is purported to
emit for healing purposes. As the energy of the practitioner is
expected to be at optimum levels and of course ideally positive, there
are certain requirements a successful reiki practitioner needs to
follow. Keeping the body and mind as pure as possible is one of the
Some people believe the Japanese reiki is more focus and intuitive to
specific areas that need the healing, as opposed to the western reiki
style that generally treats the whole body.