The History of Reiki
Reiki is actually a rediscovery of an ancient healing art that some say was the basis of that used by Buddha, Jesus, and various other spiritual healers over the ages. In the first few decades of the last century, Master Mikao Usui began a quest to uncover a method of healing the mind, spirit, and the body. His search led his to what has commonly become called Usui Reiki Ryoho or Reiki.
Over the years since its inception, Reiki has undergone many changes and today there are many different variations of this healing method. Some Reiki practitioners strictly follow the traditional precepts set out by Master Usui; while others have adapted these guidelines to suit various belief systems or have incorporated the traditional healing arts of other ancient cultures into this original process.