Reiki is based on the understanding that an unseen life force energy flows through us all and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, or one has blocks or imbalances in the energy body (aura), then we are more likely to feel stress and get sick; if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki activates the natural healing processes of one’s body to restore physical and emotional well-being. It is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation which promotes healing. It is administered by the channeling of healing life force energy by “laying on hands”.