Reiki is a form of healing where healing energy is transmitted through the hands from the practitioner to the client. The term ‘Reiki’ comes from the blending of ‘rei’ meaning Cosmic Energy, and ‘ki’ or ‘chi’, the life energy flowing through all living things. The training of a Reiki practitioner is unique, since Reiki techniques are passed from one person to another. At each stage or ‘degree’ the student is given a series of symbols in a process called an ‘attunement’. The symbols both empower the healer and are used in the healing process. The student who completes the third degree is known as a ‘Reiki Master’, and is then allowed to teach the technique and pass on the symbols.