Reiki is a healing system whereby hands-on healing helps the mind, body and soul become balanced and harmonised in all aspects of the person body, mind, emotions and spirit. It encourages personal and spiritual awareness and growth. The Reiki practitioner channels what is called "Universal Life-Force Energy" or "Spiritual Energy" to enable their client to become more spiritually empowered and enlightened. There can be significant physical, emotional, social and physiological benefits from Reiki, but it should not be confused with a medical model of cure.
The method of receiving Reiki treatment is a very simple process. You need to simply lie on a couch and relax. If you are unable to lie down for any reason, the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for you to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. The whole person is treated rather that specific symptoms. A full treatment usually takes about an hour with each position held for several minutes.