Reiki is a form of healing that originated in Japan. Energy is transmitted through the hands, promoting relaxation, balance and wellness. The word “reiki” means “cosmic life energy”. Practitioners believe that this energy flows through them and is transmitted to the recipient. During a Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands on or near the recipient’s body to transmit healing energy. It is believed to reduce stress, relieve pain and promote physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Reiki is non-invasive and is often used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatments.