Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique of healing and balancing the body using the universal energy (chi/ki) that is around us all. By placing hands lightly on or close to a person, this universal energy is directed through the practitioner to the client's body to assist in healing areas of need, both physical and emotional. This is a non-invasive practice – the client remains dressed and the body is not moved or manipulated.
Many report sensations of heat or tingling and benefits include complete relaxation and reduced stress.
Here are some resources for more information:
- National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Reiki for Holistic Health
- Reiki Center of Greater Washington
Reiki was developed in Japan in the 1920s by Mikao Usui, a Buddhist monk. Melanie is certified in the Usui method of Reiki.