The literal translation of reiki is „spiritual energy“. It is also known in the West as „universal life force energy“ – the energy found in all things.
Hands-on healing has been around for millennial and has been known in many cultures.
Reiki aims to re balance the body‘s energy flow. Practitioners explain this by comparing the body‘s energy to a river. Our energy should flow easily down through the body. Occasionally, a pebble, or even a rock, will fall into that river and make the flow of the water a little more difficult. These pebbles are human worries, fears, anger, exhaustion… At this point, stress or physical pain may be felt. Reiki can contribute to a person‘s well being by making them feel: relaxed, peaceful, more energetic.