(pronounced "ray-key") is a hands-on Japanese energy healing
technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing of
mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is based on the understanding that humans and all
living things have a universal life force energy that flows through them. Pain
and disease result when this energy is low or blocked by physical, emotional,
or spiritual distress.
Reiki is administered by a gentle "laying on of the hands." Reiki
practitioners place their hands on or slightly above a client and act as a
funnel or straw for this life energy. The reiki removes energy blocks and
balances the person's energy system. This promotes the body's self-healing
ability and provides a sense of peace and well-being. Clients are fully clothed
during sessions and relaxed in a comfortable position.