Reiki is pronounced Ray-Key.
Rei means Universal, Higher Power or God-Force
Ki means life energy
So Reiki is the application of life force energy that comes from the Universe or God. It is typically applied by “laying on of hands” – but can be applied over distance by a Level 2 or higher practitioner. The energy flows through the practitioner’s body and out of the hands to the individual receiving the healing. During a treatment, the recipient remains fully clothed and is seated or lays on a table. Reiki can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments and has been reported to be effective with essentially every known illness.
Although Reiki has a spiritual component to it, it is not a religion. Reiki will harmonize with a person’s beliefs, no matter where that person is in their life.