Reiki is a healing technique that involves the laying on of hands to facilitate healing and energy transfer.
Reiki originated in Japan in the late 1800s, and comes from the Japanese words 'rei' (universal), and 'ki' (life energy).
The treatment can assist in the removal of energetic/emotional blocks in the body, and allow energy to flow more freely. This can lead to healing of physical and emotional ailments, and greater overall energy and vitality.
Reiki can also be combined with other treatments, especially those that involve touch such as massage and other forms of energy work.