Reiki is a healing technique performed by a Reiki practitioner who has been trained and certified in the Usui system of natural healing. Reiki originated in Japan and is now practiced world wide for stress reduction, relaxation and to promote healing.
A Reiki session is given while the client is fully clothed and sitting or laying in a comfortable position. The hands of a Reiki practitioner are either held slightly above the body or are laid gently on the body with very little pressure. Reiki is not a massage therefore no cremes or lotion is used.
Reiki is the name given to describe the unseen "life force energy" which flows through the practitioner to you. It describes Chi, Ki, or prana which is that force which animates us and causes us to be alive. If one's Chi or "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stressed. We are more capable of being happy and healthy when our Chi is strong and flowing fully.