A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Reiki is an ancient energy healing art. Its roots can be traced back 3,000 years. Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is a Japanese word meaning "Universal Life Energy", the energy that is in and around all that exists. Other terms for Reiki are: Chi (Chinese), Prana (Indian), Life Force, etc.
A standard treatment includes placing of the practitioner's hands on various areas of the body, such as the head, shoulders, stomach, knees and feet. People's experiences vary during a Reiki session; however, most people feel the energy as heat. They may feel tingling, vibrating or waves of energy from the hands of the practitioner. As the Reiki energy begins to release blocks caused by tension, anxiety, fear, or other negative thoughts and feelings, some people drift off to sleep or enter into a light dreamlike state. Some see colors, report spiritual experiences and mystical visions. One remains completely clothed and at the end of the treatment, feels relaxed and refreshed with a positive, more balanced outlook. Reiki is excellent for assisting in the healing of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives wonderful results.