I just had my first Reiki sesson and I have to tell you, it was like relaxing in a warm lake on a hot summer day. I'm no expert on this, obviously, but I have learned that Reiki is an energy treatment based on the belief that there is a life force flowing through our bodies. Promoting movement of this energy is said to bring relaxation and stress reduction.
Relaxation and stress reduction? Count me in!
I went to see a wonderful woman named Lorna who owns Restful Reiki. Here are links to her website and Facebook page if you are interested.
She had me lay down on massage table, fully clothed, and I rested with my eyes closed as she moved her hands to various points on my body: head, throat, knees, feet. She says practitioners can touch or not touch at the client's preference. It was warm, nice music was playing; I'm pretty sure I fell asleep a few times. It's too soon for me to tell if there is a long term result, but I did feel very relaxed all day after the treatment and I plan to go back again!