Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words Rei (Universal Higher Power) and Ki (life force energy). So Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy”. Reiki treats the whole person, body, emotions, mind and spirit.
During a reiki treatment, you will remain fully clothed and you will be relaxing on a massage table. You may feel free to close your eyes. The practitioner acts as a vessel or condiut for the reiki energy, and will pass the reiki into you by either gently placing his/her hands on your face, head or body, or holding his/her hands above your body. You may feel heat from the practitioner’s hands, and you may feel sensations moving through your body as heat, sparks, or just a general sense of peace and relaxation.