Reiki practice is a connection with cosmic energy through a channel that is opened by a practitioner. It's a powerful way to experience the Universe and to recharge our Divine batteries. Reiki is an energy of love and compassion that helps us find the way back to peace. Everyone has that light within them. This light is a natural capacity to heal one's self. We tend to block that energy or "hide" it when we experience a range of emotional reactions. Such emotions include, but not limited to anger, frustration, guilt, blame, resentment, self-inflicted stress, extensive worries, desire for revenge, etc. When a person wants to heal, there is a need to be ready for a change. Only with that conscious change within ourselves, we are able to move towards the healing, happiness, and inner peace. When one receives Reiki, they are ready to remove their blockages and restore their innate capacity to heal.
Some people consider Reiki best experienced through a hands-on approach, where the person may use his/her hands to heal themselves or others, however, distant healing is a common practice as well. Reiki practice has the whole philosophy behind. It's not only the energy that can be given and/or received, it's a day-to-day way we live our lives.
When receiving Reiki, one may experience tingling, warmth, electricity, flowing feeling throughout the body, refreshing energy or relaxation. Reiki should be done consistently to fully experience all benefits.