Reiki is a gentle form of healing touch with the potential for remarkable results. It is a holistic practice, in that it brings all aspects of oneself (body, mind and soul) into alignment. It can be used to access healing on many levels. A Reiki treatment is performed by someone who has been initiated as a Reiki practitioner. A practitioner may be a Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 initiate. A typical Reiki session follows a hands-on pattern that corresponds to the seven major chakras and lasts for approximately an hour; although, there is no need to be rigid about this, and the experienced practitioner certainly places intuition before intellect during a session.
The word ‘Reiki’ is often translated to mean ‘universal life force’. The practitioner is a conduit through which universal life force flows. As the practitioner places his/her hands on the recipient, the effortless flow of energy begins.