Reiki is a Japanese therapy rooted in the belief that imbalances in the energy flow of our bodies can create stress and illness and consequently that balancing the flow of this energy brings health and well-being. This life force energy is known as “Ki” in Japanese or “Chi” in Chinese. You may have heard of it as “Qi” or “Ch’I” as well. Most cultures have a term that encapsulates the principle that we all possess this life energy flowing throughout our body. Reiki practitioners apply their hands to specific energy centers on the body to ensure our life energy is flowing properly, bringing balance to the body, reducing stress, and promoting relaxation.

Reiki is designed to treat the whole body, improving both physical and mental function. Though it may seem esoteric to some, Reiki has proven to be a powerful treatment that can be used alone or in conjunction with other complementary therapies to address a variety of physical and emotional ailments.