Reiki is a Japanese energy technique, meaning “Universal Life-Force Energy”. This loving energy benefits the whole person (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) and promotes peace, relaxation and pain/stress reduction. In a reiki healing session, the practitioner, trained to access and serve as a channel for the universal life force (ki or chi), places her hands on or just above the client’s body in order to activate healing energy within receptive points on the body. The practitioner’s hands move progressively with a passive touch through twelve positions on the body, remaining in each position for three to five minutes. As a harmonic flow of energy is strengthened, within the client and practitioner, healing occurs through the return of physical, mental, and spiritual balance. This can be used anytime during a session or when the body is in too much pain for soft tissue manipulation.