Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a combination of two Japanese words rei meaning universal and ki meaning life force/energy, therefore Reiki means Universal life force. It is an ancient laying-on of hands technique that uses universal life force (energy) to heal and balance the subtle energies within our bodies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. The Reiki practitioner serves as a vessel that supplies healing energies where they are most needed. Reiki's ki-energies flow out of the practioner's body to heal, however Reiki never depletes you own personal energy.
Reiki can be practiced with the breath, eyes, hands and body. The intent of healing is what starts the flow of healing energy. Reiki can be used to heal anything from plants, to health, to situations, to relationships and the list goes on.
Receiving an attunement enables you to immediately become connected to the Universal Source of Ki and have the ability to do Reiki. Reiki can be practiced by anyone.