Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that promotes healing through stress reduction and relaxation. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". It is administered using the unseen life force energy that flows through us and is channeled by laying ones hands on the clients body. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." It has been effective in helping most maladies and illnesses and creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.