Reiki is, simply put, the channeling of energy from one person to another in order to receive health and wellness benefits. By channeling this energy in a guided session, patients become more relaxed, less anxious and stressed, and feel relief from physical and emotional pain. Reiki can also help to remove energetic blocks that exacerbate symptoms of disease or physical ailments. Advocates of Reiki have often described the treatment as a feeling of calm, glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Energy healing of this type has been used for thousands of years in Asian culture and is gaining popularity in modern Western culture. Reiki is not a religion and can be used and experienced by anyone, regardless of cultural or religious beliefs.