Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. “Rei” means “spiritual wisdom,” and “ki” means “life energy.” Since being brought to the U.S. in 1937, Reiki has been used to good effect by nurses, doctors, physical therapists, and alternative health professionals.
A Reiki session is a form of energetic balancing and clearing that occurs through the practitioner’s focused attention and light touch. A session usually lasts an hour, and may involve soothing music, crystals, and therapeutic oils. A short consultation before the session begins helps to ensure that Reiki provides maximum benefit.