What is Reiki ? Regardless of experience or geography, this question is asked of all Reiki Practitioners ! To visualize what Reiki truly is, think of an electrical current. You can not see exactly what an electrical current is , yet energy is definitely there as it flows through an electrical cord, to turn on the lights, or power appliances. Reiki is a gentle holistic therapy which utilizes several strategies. In a traditional Japanese Reiki Session, hand positions are used as a protocol to transfer the healing vibrational energy current to the client. Typically, such a session would take place on a massage table, but Reiki is an adaptable and versatile healing modality. A shorter session may be conducted, as a client sits upright in a chair. Reiki is used to clear the energy within a room, a home, an office, or to charge and program crystals. Reiki may also be used for long distance healing and in shamanic healing protocols – transcending time and space. The photograph below features one of My favorite Reiki healing crystals.