What is Reiki?

Some say Reiki's original teachings began in Tibet over 2500 years ago. It was then rediscovered in Japan in 1922 by Mikao Usui.  
Reiki is a Japanese technique used for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. 
Rei = spiritual wisdom
Ki = life energy
Reiki is the energy that connects our higher self with everything around us. It's the intelligent life-force that connects us to what we need. This energy is available to everyone. 
Reiki energy comes from the universe, the divine, source, etc... whatever title you prefer.
Reiki is a non-invasive healing therapy that channels energy through the practitioner to the client and the areas in need of healing.
Reiki is a healing system used to increase awareness, insight, wisdom, and personal growth. 
Reiki increases feelings of contentment & relaxation and decreases feelings of stress, fear & anxiety. Reiki also reduces physical illness and persistent conditions.