Reiki was developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, and is a technique for stress reduction that allows one to tap into an unlimited supply of ‘life force energy’ to improve health. As an energy healing technique, Reiki involves hands-on touch and visualization applied to the entire body, serving to align chakras and bring healing energy to organs and glands. A treatment feels like a glowing radiance that flows through and around you. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei, which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power”, and Ki, which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy.” Reiki treats the whole person – body, mind and spirit – creating beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.