"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy." - The International Center for Reiki Training
Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is made up of two Japanese syllables; Rei, meaning "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki, meaning "life force energy".
For many years, Reiki practitioners have been working with the body's energy centers as a means to help promote balance of mind, body and spirit. These energy centers are called chakras and are located on the midline of the body. Each energy center represents specific characteristics and qualities.