There is no need for any belief in the system, it will work independent of your belief that it will or not, it is a spiritual treatment for self improvement and works on your life force energy.
Benefits of Reiki include deep relaxation, promoting a calm, peaceful sense of wellbeing on all levels. Increased stress during Illness is very common and Reiki can help hugely by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to both emotions and the mind.
Regular Reiki promotes a calmer response to life’s many challenges it encourages and supports positive personal choices, such as taking more exercise, finding time for rest or leisure activities, improving diet etc.
Reiki’s gentle energy may be used safely by people of all ages, including pregnant mothers, the new-born, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, in any situation and is easily adapted to most medical conditions. As a complementary therapy, Reiki works effectively alongside orthodox healthcare and natural remedies, so can often expand treatment options.