What is a Reiki Therapist?
Reiki is said to be a form of spiritual practice used as a complementary therapy for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental diseases.
Mikao Usui is said to have developed Reiki when, he claimed, he received the ability of 'healing without energy depletion' after three weeks of fasting and meditating on Mount Kurama, in Japan. Practitioners use a technique similar to the laying on of hands, which they say will "channel healing energy" (ki).
Practitioners state that energy flows through their palms to bring about healing and that the method can be used for self-treatment as well as treatment of others. Scientists such as Professor Edzard Ernst are critical of the claims made for Reiki, holding that "[t]here is no good evidence that Reiki is effective for any condition". - wiki