What Is Reiki?

Reiki Defined

Reiki means spiritually guided primal life energy.
Reiki, (ray-key), is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It can be described as a warm and soothing energy that flows from the hands of the practitioner to the client. Reiki is safe, gentle and can be used to heal oneself and others.


Reiki may:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Help with emotional trauma and depression
  • Reduce pain
  • Promote restful sleep
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Reduce side effects of cancer treatments


What to expect in a Reiki session

A Reiki session is usually conducted in a quiet room, where the client, fully clothed, is sitting in a chair or lying on a massage table. A relaxing environment is created with low lighting, candles and soft music. The practitioners hands may be placed on or just above the head, front and back of the body, using a variety of hand placements located near major chakras. A session usually lasts from 45 to 70 minutes. All the client needs to do is relax and enjoy the healing energy.

Man receiving reiki treatment