Reiki has been a part of my life since 2000. Reiki is usually described as a Japanese relaxation technique that uses "laying on of hands." It's also known as a type of "energy work." Neither of these definitions may be too helpful for the novice. The truth is -- reiki is something you just have to experience. We don't know much about how/why it works. Fortunately, science and medicine are beginning to open to it as they learn more about the immune system and the energy fields in our bodies.
I like to remind skeptics that electricity was around long Ben Franklin "discovered it." Reiki -- which we feel is an intelligent life force -- has been used by humans for probably thousands of years before its latest "discovery" by Dr. Usui.
While we may not understand intellectually, the increased well-being and relaxation that reiki often induces is enough for a growing number of people, including some physicians and hospitals, like Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. You can read about their Award-Winning Reiki program: http://www.harthosp.org/integrativemed/therapies/reikitherapy/default.aspx
If you are near Grays Harbor and interested in a reiki treatment -- or if you'd like to be trained in reiki yourself -- please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org