Reiki is a natural healing modality with roots in Japan. It has been referred to as “hands-on healing” even though no physical touch is necessary. It is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered therapy that uses gentle touch and/or the hovering of hands over the body. Reiki assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual fields, which support the body’s ability to heal and recover from stress. Reiki healing practitioners channel “universal life-force energy” to the client through the palms of the practitioner’s hands. Reiki works with the energy in and around the body, often referred to as the biosphere. It is a simple, natural, and safe healing technique that is widely practiced today.