In the simplest terms, Reiki induces a parasympathetic nervous system response.
With our busy lifestyle, we tend to stay in reactive sympathetic nervous system mode (i.e. Fight or Flight) which does not allow the body to heal. When the
parasympathetic nervous system is turned on, our bodies naturally go into a "Rest & Restore" state. This means the body's priority is to recover, to heal, to deeply nourish and restore itself.
Reiki creates a healing environment for the body,
which induces a parasympathetic nervous system response, allowing the body to heal itself.