Reiki is an energy healing method for pain relief, stress release, and improved over-all health.
The Japanese word "reiki" translates literally to "universal life energy." The practice of Reiki is an alternative healing modality in which a qualified practitioner directs this universal life energy to a specific person or being with the intention of healing.
It is important to note that the practitioner does not do the healing. The energy heals, while the practitioner is merely the conduit for the energy to flow.
Reiki is one of several therapies based on the biofield, a newtork of complex electromagnetic fields engendered by the movement of subatomic particles.
Reiki is NOT a religion or a religious practice.