The word “Reiki” means “Universal Life Energy”. It is not a religion, but rather a millennial-old healing technique in the laying of the hands on (or above) the receiver to facilitate self-healing.
Reiki is based on the idea that this unseen life force energy (in Chinese “Qi”; in Sanskrit “Prana”) flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's “life force energy" is low or imbalanced, one is more likely to get sick or feel stress. Reiki helps relieve blockages and harmonize these energetic imbalances at all levels of the being (mind/body/emotions/spirit). With Reiki, many have experienced feelings of clarity, relaxation, strength, and positivity. For receivers and practitioners alike, it sharpens our senses and increases our awareness and empathy for others and ourselves.