Reiki is a hands-on, non-manipulative healing art that is beneficial for healing on a multitude of levels. It is the directing of "life force energy". Life force energy is that power that keeps your heart beating, your lungs breathing, your mind thinking, keeping everything working in harmony. Because of physical and non-physical forms of stress, life force energy may not flow in the manner that it should, resulting in physical, psychological, or even spiritual distress. During a session, the client remains clothed while the practitioner's hands are placed in various positions on the front and back of the body. The typical session lasts approximately 75 minutes. I practice Traditional Usui Reiki As Taught By Takata. Mrs. Hawayo Takata was the first person to bring Reiki to the United States from Japan, where Reiki originated. This method is not diluted by or intertwined with “new age” thought or other healing arts as Takata knew that doing so would diminish its purity and potency.