Japanese-style Reiki, also known as Usui Reiki or Usui Shiki Ryoho, is a form of energy healing that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. It was developed by Mikao Usui, who believed that practitioners could channel healing energy through their hands to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Japanese-style Reiki involves placing the hands on or near the body in a series of specific hand positions, with the intention of promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and supporting the body's natural healing processes. The practice is based on the idea that the therapist can help to rebalance and restore the body's energy flow, which can become blocked or disrupted due to physical or emotional stress.
Unlike Western-style Reiki, which often involves a set of predetermined hand positions, Japanese-style Reiki emphasizes intuition and the importance of adapting to the individual needs of the recipient. Practitioners may use a variety of techniques, including light touch, holding, or tapping, to stimulate the body's natural healing response.
Japanese-style Reiki is used to support a wide range of health concerns, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, and sleep problems. It is also used as a complementary therapy alongside traditional medical treatments to promote relaxation and improve quality of life.