Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that involves the gentle laying of hands on or above the body to channel and transfer universal life energy. Practitioners believe that this energy promotes relaxation, balances the body’s energy, and supports the body’s natural healing abilities.
During a reiki session, the recipient typically lies fully clothed on a treatment table, while the practitioner places their hands on or above various areas of the body. The practitioner acts as a conduit for the healing energy. Reiki can be helpful for chronic pain in alleviating pain and providing a sense of comfort.