Reiki is a way of channeling healing energy. Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "universal life force energy". It is a hands on technique, much like when the Bible speaks of a "laying on of hands". There is no disrobing required to receive Reiki. It goes through clothing, blankets and even casts. It is always safe, there are no side effects. Reiki promotes relaxation, decreases stress and may lead to deeper levels of healing. It is primarily concerned with health not dis-ease. Reiki works on healing the body, mind and spirit. It can enhance any traditional medical treatments being received.