Reiki is administered by "laying on hands or hands hovering right above your body" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is holistic; it works on the body mind and spirit by stimulating a person’s own natural healing abilities. The blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and disease can be cleared. Reiki is neither positive nor negative; it is in fact the highest and most profound vibration of life. Divine in origin, it allows us all to become one with all things alive in our world. Reiki is pure unconditional love and joy bringing all who experience and embrace it principles together in harmony.
Reiki is the gift of vitality and self-preservation encoded into the genetic makeup of all of the Universes creatures. It is the higher self’s connection to the universal energy that breathes life into all living things. We are all born with the omniscient wisdom to heal and preserve life. All living things are connected. Our ancestors used and relied on their own abilities and instincts. Unfortunately, these basic skills have been forgotten and are rarely used today. Humanity in its relentless ambition for progress has given up its most precious and natural gift. Regular contact with Reiki will bring the recipient’s mind body and spirit into balance.
It will also help prevent the future creation of illness and disease. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means the Higher Power and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."