Reiki, a subtle form of energy work, is a non-manipulative, Japanese technique that addresses the body, emotions, spirit and mind. As a complement to traditional care or as a personal relaxation or stress reducing tool, Reiki may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Negative thoughts are diminished in intensity, which allows blocked organs or pathways to open up and resume their proper function. When the body is in a balanced state, physiological processes are working properly, including the way the body gets rid of its toxic burdens. In a standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands into the client. The client remains fully clothed while the practitioner places his/her hands on or near the client’s body in a series of hand positions held for three to ten minutes.