Reiki means Universal Energy, the energy that is all around us, running through us and all things. This energy is channeled to the client during a session - either directly or via distance healing - allowing healing at a deep cellular level. It can bring a great many number of benefits; physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Using the Usui style of Reiki, originating from Japan, a typical session treats specific points of the client's body, for a few minutes at each point. The practitioner places their hands either on, or slightly above the body - then allows the energy to flow. The client can feel various sensations during a session, and is a very relaxing and comforting experience.
Reiki is a subtle form of energy healing. Although it is not a substitute for traditional medical care, it can certainly be used in tandem with other medical treatments. It is very beneficial allowing improvement of many problems, such as stress, pain, relaxation, sleep, and the immune system. It can also be used to assist the client to connect with their higher self, to move towards their potential. It is a wonderful part of our universe to be experienced by all things.
Reiki also suggests 5 life principles, which can also be used as a daily mantra:
1. Just for today do not get angry
2. Just for today do not worry
3. Just for today be grateful
4. Just for today work honestly
5. Just for today be kind to others