In the late 1800' s, during his search for enlightenment, Dr Mikao Usui rediscovered the secrets of Reiki hidden in the Tibetan Sutras. Dr Usui devoted the remainder of his life to healing and to teaching others about Reiki. Since that time, Reiki has been handed down to students, through attunements, all over the world.
What is the difference between Reiki and other methods of healing? As an experienced spiritual or faith healer, I asked that question too.
Even though I had a deep understanding of healing and replenishing my own energy I found that before Reiki, I was being drained of energy with each treatment that I gave. I reached a stage where I knew in my soul that I could not continue. As with every thing the Universe fulfilled my needs and I found Reiki. I began with a treatment from a 2nd Degree practitioner. The effect on me was instantaneous.
During my treatment I saw symbols and colours that I had never seen before. They were meaningless to me, little did I know then that what I had seen was Reiki energy. From that moment I knew that one day I would teach and share this wonderful gift. Reiki had given me back my energy, my life. This is the most important difference between Reiki and other therapies. Reiki channels universal energy from the source of infinity above and when giving a treatment a practitioner also receives a treatment.