Reiki is a form of “energy” believed to be present in the Universe. The technique of guiding this energy into another being or into an object was developed by Master Usui in Japan in the early 1920’s. It is possible to learn how to do this even in the present day. The technique consists of entering a meditative state, visualising symbols and channeling the energy. Receivers of Reiki report feeling warmth or “waves” in the body through to feeling nothing at all or falling asleep. Sometimes dreams are experienced and/or emotions are released which can have a therapeutic effect.