Reiki is a non-intrusive energy healing therapy that involves the transfer of energy from the practitioner’s palms to the client. Reiki is a Japanese word which means “Universal Life Force Energy,” and is considered the life-giving energy present in everyone. In Reiki, it is believed that physical injury or emotional pain can cause energy blockages. Reiki aims to improve the flow of energy around the body by "laying on hands”. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, helping to promote relaxation, reduce stress and anxiety, increase energy levels and reduce fatigue, reduce chronic pain, increase sense of positive well-being. Reiki also helps to treat cancer, heart disease, anxiety, depression, infertility, neurodegenerative disorders, autism, and Crohn’s disease. A typical reiki session lasts between 20-90 minutes. During a typical session, the client sits or lays down comfortably, fully clothed. There may or may not be music, depending on the client’s preference. The practitioner places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso using different hand shapes, for around 2 to 5 minutes. While the practitioner holds their hands lightly on or over the body, the transfer of energy takes place, and this position is maintained until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing. Reiki usually requires no equipment, but some practitioners may use chakra healing wands and crystals such as rose quartz, amethyst, moonstone, topaz, tourmaline, and aquamarine to enhance the calming effect. Some techniques used in Reiki are centering, clearing, beaming, extracting harmful energies, infusing, smoothing and raking the aura.