Generally categorized into three main stages of expertise, such as first degree, second degree, and third degree, a reiki practitioner is able to heal himself or herself and also others. The second degree practitioner had the ability to heal others from a distance, also known as distance healing. The third and highest degree is the ultimate level where the practitioner is now thoroughly well versed and equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill to teach and attune others to the practice of reiki.
Simply put, reiki is a form of healing using the holistic concept without the use of medications of any sort. The reiki practitioner typically places his or her hands over the individual needing the healing. The belief is that the positive energy is then drawn by the recipient to enhance the natural healing processes. There are even some seemingly bizarre claims that the healing energy is self seeking and can “zero” in on the injury to commence the healing process.