It is believed that Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk, climbed a holy mountain in the late nineteenth century after an extensive research into ancient scriptures. He fasted, meditated on sacred symbols and mantras, and suddenly on the twenty-first day, had an epiphany, where he found himself surrounded by a beam of light in the forehead. At that moment, he was spiritually awakened and discovered the miraculous healing technique, which he called Rei Ki, with Rei meaning ‘Universal’ and Ki meaning ‘life force’. Since then, millions of people around the world swear by this almost 100-year-old healing technique.
Kamlesh Jain, a Reiki trainer and holistic healer based out of Bahrain, got introduced to Reiki in 2002, when she was suffering from severe spondylitis and nothing was working for her. She recovered in a week’s time with Reiki’s powerful healing energy and since then, she decided to commit herself to spread knowledge about this healing. She explains, “Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, in order to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.”