Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique. It can also be descibed as a Spiritual practice that has Therapeutic beneefits. It is a system of energywork wherein the practitioner places her hands on a client and allows energy to be channeled through her hands into the client for healing. This energy- call it what you like chi, qui, prana, Universal energy, Source Energy- we all have access to it. The Reiki practitioners have studied, been Attuned to, and practice channeling this energy. You are not receiving the practitioner’s energy, you are receiving Universal Energy- a very high frequency vibration that encourages healing.
There are over a million Reiki practitioners in the world. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have accepted Reiki as a valid adjunct to conventional medicine. The NCCAM (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) a division of NIH refer to Reiki as a “Biofield Therapy”. As always, if you are unfamiliar with this work, I would be happy to chat with you about it.