"...a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being."
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign" and is derived from "Rei" meaning universal and "Ki" meaning life energy - it is more commonly referred to as universal life force energy.
Many cultures use universal life force energy as healing, with each culture calling it by its own name - "Life Force" in Europe, "Qi/Chi" in China, "Prana" in India, "Mana" in Polynesia, "Nyama" in West Africa, "Aura" in Russia, "Chu'lel" in Mayan Society and "The Dreamtime" or "Alcheringa" in Australian Aboriginal Society.
It is non-invasive and hands on. Each Reiki session will differ with no two ever being the same. The healing energy will work with each person in exactly the way needed in that moment. Reiki will always support you to let go of what no longer serves you and align you back with your truth. It is best to let go of any expectations and go into each session with an open, curious mind about what may, or may not, occur.