Reiki is simply the laying of hands (non-intrusively) on or slightly above the body so the energy can flow through the practitioner to another person. Reiki creates a channel of energy from the practitioner to the client. It is the flow of energy through this channel which facilitates the unique ability of the body to heal itself. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.