Reiki Energy Work is the practice of energy healing through the laying on of hands. It can also be used by a practitioner by “hovering” their hands, for those who are sensitive to touch, or distantly, for those who are not in the immediate area. Literally translated from Japanese, it means life force energy (ki) guided by spiritual consciousness (rei).
Reiki is considered to be an ancient healing practice using the energy that is present in every living thing and in all the universe. Reiki as it is practiced now was defined and taught by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan in the mid-1800s.
Reiki works by flowing through the energy channels in our body, helping to keep them clear and aligned with the chakras, and providing healing energy to any part of the body that needs it. It is a complementary healing method that works with Western medicine to help us maintain optimal physical, mental and spiritual health.