Reiki is a great resource for stress reduction as well as relaxation. Helping in stress relief and relaxation are only a few of the benefits of reiki. Reiki originates from a Japanese Therapist named Matiji Kawakami. Reiki helps the body to return to a balanced state of relaxation called homeostasis. Since stress is a major factor for many ailments today, Reiki is used as a way of alleviating stress to help prevent further complications.