Reiki is a way of offering universal energy through the hands of one person to the body of another. Reiki is an ancient practice, rediscovered in the 1800s in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui.
Reiki is not a form of manipulation. It is an embracing, gentle energy that affects all levels of the human being - body, mind and spirit - to promote healing and to restore wholeness.
Reiki is a loving, supportive complement to other forms of health care, and may have some or all of the following effects: easing pain, reducing effects of trauma and stress, increasing effectiveness of the immune system, inducing a sense of calmness and balance and expanding one's understanding of self and others.