The name means Universal Life Energy, an energy which is all around us.
The method of receiving this therapy treatment from a therapist is very simple. The patient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. If you are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even a plaster cast. The therapist gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. The whole person is treated rather than any specific symptoms. Also the treatment is safe, there is nothing about Reiki that can interfere with any medical care you are receiving.
A full treatment usually takes 1 hour to 1.5 hours with each position held for a few minutes.
Some of the many benefits of this spiritual healing modality include: