The name Reiki is comprised of two Japanese words, rei which means universal, of the greater consciousness, and ki which means life force energy. So Reiki is life force energy that is guided by a higher power or universal consciousness.
Reiki is an ancient healing technique that works on all levels of the individual-physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
It is safe and simple. It can do no harm. Reiki is not a religion or a belief system.
All that is required for a healing session is a desire and openness to receive and accept the energy. Reiki is a process of empowerment. Reiki is never sent. It is drawn from the universe.
Reiki is described by adherents as a holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. The belief is that the energy will flow through the practitioner’s hands whenever the hands are placed on, or held near a potential recipient. Some teachings stress the importance of the practitioner’s intention or presence in this process, while others claim that the energy is drawn by the recipient’s injury to activate or enhance the natural healing processes. Further to this notion, the belief is that the energy is “intelligent”, meaning that the Reiki knows where to heal, even if a practitioner’s hands are not present in the specific area.Wikipedia: