Ritual healing is a form of healing that include traditional or alternative medicine rooted in spiritual or religious practices. Ritual healing involves a wide range of ceremonies and materials, depending on the culture, and may be used to treat physical, mental, or emotional problems.

This ritual is one which can be done on behalf of an ill friend or family member. They do not have to be present for you to do this ritual. In many traditions it is customary to at least ask permission before doing healing (or any other sort of) magic. However, it is often acceptable to assume you have implied permission - in other words, if you believe in good faith that the individual would want you to perform this rite on their behalf, then you may go ahead and do so without specifically asking for their approval in advance.