Ten years ago it would have been hard to find information about Reiki, but now it's a practice that's becoming popularly featured in spas and is even available at some hospitals and health care centers! So what is this thing called "Reiki" that's quietly been making its way into the mainstream world? I was first introduced to Reiki in 2003 when I intuitively started doing energy work on a sick pet. Baffled by the experience I started researching. Reiki was the first energy healing modality that I discovered and so the learning began! While I've been practicing sporadically for the past nine years, I still find it hard to describe exactly what Reiki is. Unlike something as tangible as massage or other practices that involve physical manipulation, Reiki works at the energetic level. As we develop knots in our muscles that are relieved by massage, we also develop energetic "knots" or blocks that can be remedied through energy work such as Reiki. But trained in a "prove it to me" world, defining something that is more effectively felt can be frustrating to haven to describe! While words often fail me in trying to express the power of this practice, Raven Keyes is not short of words! In her new book, The Healing Power of Reiki, she expertly describes what Reiki is, how it works, and how she has been a witness time and time again to the awesome results of this energetic therapy. From working alongside Dr. Oz  during surgery, demonstrating the benefits with professional athletes in the NFL and NBA, sharing with the workers at Ground Zero and so much more, Raven shows Reiki is a power that matches even the overwhelming modern day needs of our world.   For a brief description straight from Raven, check out this article by Andrea Bartz, editor with Whole Living! And to hear more about her Integrative Medicine work in the world of surgery, cancer, and more, this article with Columbia University Department of Surgery can't be missed.   If you're interested in Reiki, looking for alternative healing options, or would simply benefit from hearing a truly inspirational story The Healing Power of Reiki is sure to offer hope and healing. What's your experience? Have you ever heard of or experienced Reiki before? Share your thoughts! We'd love to hear them.
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Written by Angela
Angela is the acquisitions editor for New Age health and healing, psychic and consciousness development, and parapsychology books at Llewellyn. She is an avid reader, practitioner, and client of her subject matter and is thrilled to focus on her passion everyday! Outside of work, Angela's interests ...