Reiki (pronounced ray-key), which is Japanese for "Universal Healing Energy," is a form of natural healing, discovered during the nineteenth century by Mikao Usui.
The Reiki practitioner channels healing energy to the client. Reiki depends on no belief system and can even be used on animals, or plants. The client naturally draws the right amount of Reiki through the practitioner.
The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs.
Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not predict any specific outcome from treatment. If people are concerned about their symptoms they should see a doctor.