Reiki is a Japanese healing technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and activating the natural healing process of the body to restore emotional and physical well-being. It is administered by “laying on hands” and the principle that the practitioner can channel energy and give this life force to the client. Hands are placed either on the body or hovering above depending on the comfort level of the client. Reiki balances the energy in the body, mind, and spirit to help clear blockages stored in the body. If one’s life force energy is imbalanced, then there is an increased chance of getting sick, feeling stressed, and creating body tension. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy channeled through the practitioner into the client. Many people have reported feeling a warm, glowing, or tingling sensation in their bodies during a session. Reiki addresses the person as a whole, focusing on the mind, body, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation, emotional balance, and physical relief. Reiki is a holistic method of healing and can always create a beneficial effect. It can be used effectively in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques.