Reiki (ray-key) is an ancient Japanese healing technique meaning “Universal Life Force Energy.” This is the energy that flows around and through all living things. When a person’s life force energy is weak, the body’s natural healing abilities become much more susceptible to illness. Reiki energy is a way of relieving and releasing stress and tension in the body and mind. During a Reiki session, the Reiki energy is directed through the hands of the practitioner. The practitioner’s hands are either held slightly above the body, or are gently resting on specific areas of the body. A session usually lasts for 60 minutes. While everyone’s experience is different, Reiki provides a very relaxing, peaceful and centered experience.