Reiki means Universal Life Energy, and is a system of natural healing which evolved in Japan. It aims to rebalance and strengthen the bodies energy, to aid healing. It is a gentle treatment involving placing hands in positions on or near the body.

Reiki experts point out that, while this energy is not measurable by modern scientific techniques, it can be felt by many who tune in to it. Reiki is alleged to aid relaxation, assist in the body's natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is also said to induce deep relaxation, help people cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress, and improve overall wellbeing.