Reiki is a Japanese healing art used for stress reduction and relaxation, which promotes the body' natural ability to heal itself. The origin of the word is "rei", or universal spirit guidance, and "ki", which is life-force energy. Light touch is used, and clients remain fully clothed for the session. There are no negative side effects, and it is successfully used with infants, children, adults, pets, and hospice care. Reiki is beneficial and nurturing for all stages of life.