Reiki is a form of alternative healing that looks to replenish and rebalance the body, mind and spirit. It is based on the idea that there is a universal life force and that when this energy becomes weak in an individual, illness and general wellbeing are negatively affected. The therapist channels this universal energy into the person undergoing treatment, replenishing their reserves and allowing them to become more attuned to the energy around them.
Reiki is a form of hands-on healing that has been adapted to fit with varying cultures and traditions. It is usually carried out in a quiet environment with the person undergoing treatment lying down. The therapy is performed with the client fully clothed as no oils or lotions are needed. The therapist places their hands lightly on the body, or over the body in a series of locations including the head and torso. In addition, the therapist may place their hands on, or over, any specific areas of pain, discomfort or injury.
After a session, most people feel both relaxed and rejuvenated. It is also not uncommon to fall asleep during a session. Other benefits from Reiki range from an improved feeling of wellbeing, lessening of pain or symptoms of ill health and improved mood.