Rei means ‘Universal’ and refers to the spiritual dimension of the soul.
Ki means ‘the vital life force energy that flows through all living things’
Reiki is holistic in effect. It is experienced as a subtle flow of energy emanating from the hands, palms and fingers when placed on the body. Reiki may be experienced as warmth or strong heat, as coolness or chill, tingling, pulsating or vibrations.
Reiki makes its own way to areas in need of treatment; for it seems to know where, how and to what extent a client needs it, without the therapist changing the effect it produces. Reiki enhances vitally levels, promotes the rate of healing so that the body responds more swiftly to immune challenges and aids in reducing stress and pain.