Reiki Conference gives history of the use of Reiki Words.
Reiki may seem foreign to Americans because of the use of the word Reiki. Reiki is just a Japanese word - meaning hands-on-healing - using God's love energy.
At the URRI 2003 conference in Denmark, Mr. Doi explained the use of the word "Reiki" as used by Usui Sensei. He said:
"The word "reiki" is used often by spiritual therapists during (the) Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-1925) and early Showa (1926-1988) Era. Many people used the word "reiki ryoho" to refer to their therapies, and "reiki ryoho" is not original with Usui Sensei. The name Usui Sensei used was "Usui Reiki Ryoho."
"The first person to use the term "reiki ryoho" was Mataji Kawakami, who was a therapist, who published "Reiki Ryoho to sono Koka" (Reiki Ryoho and its Effects) in 1919. However, today the term "reiki ryoho" almost exclusively refers to "Usui Reiki Ryoho." "
There are advanced forms of Reiki developed in 1994 called Laser Reiki which is considered 10X faster and more complete than what traditional Reiki Masters do...
Reiki is a spiritual healing technique and an energy healing technique; Spiritual healing connects one with Universal Consciousness bring Spiritual growth by healing core patterns/issues and helping one to remember the fullness of Who They Are. Energy healing bring relief of pain and symptoms in the mind, body and emotions.