Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a powerful, gentle way of restoring depleted energy and balancing the natural energy within any individual. It promotes healing, positive wellness, wholeness, and higher consciousness. Reiki works with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Wherever the energy is needed, it goes. Reiki is practiced with hands on or hands off the body, working on the belief that unseen "life force energy" flows through each of us and is what keeps us alive. When that energy is low, we are more likely to become sick; when it is high, we are healthy and happy.