Sometimes called palm healing or laying-on-hands, reiki was developed in Japan in the 1920s. The modality is based on the concept of channeling energy into clients to restore spiritual balance and promote healing. Clients remain clothed during sessions, and the therapist may either use a light touch or hold their hands just above the client’s skin while they work.
Reiki continuing education is split into three levels of mastery. The first level teaches basic techniques and spiritual balance of the self. The second level introduces practicing on others, and the third helps you achieve the level of mastery required to teach the technique to others. Courses may focus on the styles of specific reiki masters or teach different techniques side-by-side.