Reiki has a history that dates back to centuries ago yet it is treated with a lot of skepticism in the field of science and medicine. There have been studies conducted to measure the effectiveness of reiki but the problem is that no one knows how to go about measuring that. While there has been a noted increase in wellbeing and a reduction in stress, there is no hard set evidence. This is why a lot of people simply shrug it off as a placebo.
However, there are still thousands of people that are benefitting from the practice, so if you want to become a part of those who heal, you will need to go into reiki training in order to become a reiki practitioner. The best part about reiki is that you do not necessarily need to have prior experience with healing, meditation etc. anyone can become a practitioner with the right guidance.
Training basically covers a few essentials like learning about ethics between patient and practitioner, knowing the different kinds of energies present in and around one’s body, and how to work with and use healing energy on clients. There is also an attunement process where the reiki master will pass their attunement energy from themselves to you in order to unlock the energy pathways in your body and connect you to the higher being so that you can later have a steady flow of reiki within yourself.
There is also a preparation process before you can go in for an attunement, this involves going on a fast for 2-3 days, focusing on nature, expelling negative emotions and energies around you and, meditating. There are certain levels of mastery, and whoever is present in whichever level has certain abilities and is able to carry out certain tasks more effectively.