(raykee) a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by japanese buddhist mikao usui. since its beginning in japan, reiki has been adapted across varying cultural traditions and has been transformed into a modern day healing alternative medicine. while many of the original techniques and treatment methodologies have remained traditional in form, today reiki treatments come in varying degrees. each practitioner will bring to the healing their own unique energy, channeling this into the patient by means of gentle touch to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and to restore well-being. often after a single treatment clients will report a feeling of calmness and well being. reiki treatments focus on soothing your spirit, clearing your mind, and relaxing your body so it can begin to heal naturally.