Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation of Japanese origin, which also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on of hands" and is based on the idea that there is a "life force energy" flowing through us and maintains our condition of being alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then they are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, they are more capable of being healthy and living in joy.
The word Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words - Rei which means "the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki is an energy healing method that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions over or slightly above the body. Reiki promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helping the body to balance itself on a very deep level.
No one really knows how Reiki works but Reiki allows positive energy to flow into the body through the hands of the practitioner and that this balances and heals the energy in the body. Reiki has been scientifically shown to decrease pain levels, speed healing and relax the mind and body. Reiki can only do good and can never cause harm.