Reiki can bring a person back to a state of calm and renewal. The specific subtle energy of Reiki promotes health and well-being for the body, the emotions and the mind.
At the end of a Reiki session the person can experience a sense of renewal, with a clearer perspective on their daily lives and insight into personal, professional and relationship issues.
Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen, universal life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
It is administered by a trained practitioner who is attuned to the Reiki energy and who acts as a conduit for themself and others. It is most frequently administered, but not exclusively, by the laying on of hands.