Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a Japanese word that directly translates to Universal Energy. The word is used to describe any form of energy healing. One of the most important branches of Reiki is Usui Reiki Ryohô or Usui Shiki Reiki Ryohô — Usui’s method of aura/energy healing. Reiki is an ancient laying-on of hands healing technique that uses the life force energy to heal, balancing the subtle energies within our bodies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. The Reiki practitioner serves as a vessel/channel that supplies healing energies where it is most needed. The Reiki energy flows out of the practitioner’s body through the palms of the hands while they are touching the recipient’s body. The Reiki Master is the teacher of Reiki.