‘Rei’ means Universal and ‘Ki’ means Life Force Energy.
Reiki is the Universal Life Force Energy which is omnipresent and abundant. It is a holistic system purifying the Body, Mind and Soul creating Balancing, Energizing and Healing.
Independent research was done by Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. John Zimmerman to investigate what happens in the practice of Reiki. The brainwave patterns of the Reiki healer & receiver become synchronized in the Alpha state, characteristic of deep relaxation and meditation and they pulse in unison with the Earth's Magnetic Field known as Schumann Resonance.
During these moments, the bio-magnetic field of the healers' hands is at least 1000 times greater than normal. The linking of energy fields between healer and earth allows the healer to draw on the 'Infinite Energy Source' or 'Universal Energy Field' via Schumann Resonance.
Persons of all ages can learn and practice Reiki be it Children as young as 6 years, Elderly, Students, Pregnant women, Surgical patients, people with good health as well as ones with medical conditions. Reiki is an effective alternative therapy as well as supportive therapy. It can safely be used along with any medical treatments.
It takes a 2 day training program to learn the basics of Reiki and harness the energy. Then one needs to practise the technique continuously for 21 days to cleanse and align oneself. On completion of that period, one is ready to heal self and others.