Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key), which can be translated to "spiritually guided life force energy, is an ancient form of energy healing that was discovered by Master Ursi has been practiced around the world for approximately 100 years now. The word Reiki actually consist of 2 Japanese words, Rei- which means "God's wisdom" or "The higher power" and Ki- which means "life force energy".
Reiki is one of many forms of energy healing. Others, you may or may not be familar with are Theta Healing, Body Work/Massage Healing, and Pranic healing just to name a few. The energy channeled in from a Reiki practictioner is not limited to the benefit of healing alone. It also can be used to enhance spiritual development, enhance goals, assist with self-improvement. Reiki is best known for it's ability to offer relaxation and stress reduction and it's ability to ease physical and emotional pain as well.
The impact of stress alone on a human body and mind can be disastrous. As a natural way to defuse stress, Reiki can be paramount in increasing your immunities and over all well-being so that you are less likely to get sick or if you are sick reduce the active symptoms that trouble you. In some cases Reiki has been attributed for a complete healing of illnesses.