Reiki therapy is an ancient, hands-on energy-balancing technique that was rediscovered in Japan in 1921. Buddhist in nature, Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) combines universal energy (chi) with individual energy to open pathways of healing for one’s body, mind and spirit. It teaches that distress is not separate from the body; it is the body out of balance. The practitioner, through training and attunement, accesses and serves as a channel for life energy by using passive touch. Benefits include stress reduction, spiritual clarity and relief of emotional, mental and physical distress.