Reiki energy (also known as spiritual medicine) is an excellent ever-ready tool in the hands of those who have received Reiki attunements. They can use it to heal physical, emotional and mental ailments or use for their spiritual development. There are different ways of using Reiki for different purposes. For physical and mental healing, Reiki may be applied using any of the following methods:
Hands-on Method (Level-1)
It is called "hands-on" method because the Reiki practitioner has to physically place hands on the body of the recipient. It is important for the recipient to understand how Reiki treatment is done. It is a simple but powerful process and is usually done with the recipient lying down on a treatment couch or table, fully clothed. No equipment, rubbing, pressing, pulling or massage etc. is involved. The practitioner simply and gently places the hands on the recipient’s head on various positions on the body and channels the Reiki energy through these points. This enables the energy to flow right to the source of the problem, not just the manifesting symptoms.
Distant Healing Method (Level-2)
This method can be used by a practitioner who has been attuned for distant healing, that is Reiki Second Degree. In this method, no physical touch is involved. As the name indicates, Reiki energy can be sent to any distance. The recipient is not required to be physically present with the practitioner. At this level, the Reiki energy is not bound by time and space. It can be sent to the past and future.
This method becomes very handy in a situation where touching the recipient is not practicable due to any reason or to treat someone who does not like to be touched by hand. There are several common and special techniques to send distant healing.
Muhammad Akram Khan, Reiki Master/Teacher