Absent Healing is a form of healing that takes place when the the person giving the healing is not in direct contact with the person to be healed. Some common names for absent healing include: faith healing, spiritual healing, laying on of hands and reiki. These are to name only a few. Healing is a practice and a belief that individuals can affect others by channeling energy from a higher source. The idea has existed in many cultures since the earliest records of man. Healing can be practiced in a variety of locations including: home, clinics, churches and seminars. It should be noted too, that not all healing is based upon religious faith.