The word Reiki is a combination of two words that mean Spirit (Universal Life Force and spiritual consciousness, energy from above) and Energy (Chi, Prana, earth energy). This healing system is based in Tibetan Buddhism and Taoism and was rediscovered in the early 1900s by a Japanese monk, Sensei Mikao Usui.
Reiki is a technique used to promote healing, reduce stress and provide deep relaxation. It allows the practitioner to infuse cleansing, healing energy directly into the body where innate intelligence, the wisdom within, will use it for the highest good.
Reiki is typically administered by the practitioner placing their hands on or slightly above one’s fully clothed body. Often one will experiencing a sense of relaxation flooding the body, and may experience the feeling of heat (or sometimes a cooling sensation) coming from the practitioner’s hands. The healing energy aids the body in healing itself, and in the return to a state of emotional, physical, spiritual and mental well-being.