Reiki (Rei = Spirit, Ki = energy)
Reiki is an ancient body-centered meditation whereby the practitioner lays their hands on or above focal points on the body, naturally bringing you into a deeply meditative and reflective state. The word originates from Japan, but this is a universal healing modality and it is of my opinion that there are many energetic healing modalities which have different names, but all refer to the same thing, the invoking of spiritual energy, the invoking of the intelligent and mysterious healing power of love which lies in all of us. Often the Reiki experience is difficult to describe because it effects everyone in a personally subjective way, so it's hard to tell you exactly what will happen, for it is largely dependent on the sincerity of your seeking. However, most people would say that it is a very relaxing experience, and it has often been used to help with insomnia, headaches, stress relief, physical pain relief, emotional pain release, the restoration of vital energy, recovering from surgery, for those who have trouble calming their mind and body, as well as many other benefits. Reiki can be extremely helpful for those who are seeking healing, and for those who are looking for answers within. For this reason, I would recommend anyone try Reiki at least once in their lives, just so that they can feel the transformational energy in which it awakens.