A Skeptic Discovers Reiki

This image depicts a Reiki treatment in progre...Image via WikipediaHow could I not be drawn to an article entitled, "Rookie Reiki client sold on alternative healing technique? Writer Joshua Shea decided to try Reiki out before passing any judgments. He made a Reiki appointment with a level 3 Reiki Master and walked out a believer.

"Maybe it was the end of a long week. Maybe the barometric pressure was dropping as the impending storm was near. Maybe I just needed some “me time.” Whatever it was, this stuff worked."

Shea had chronic knee pain, which has eased a bit.

"I’ve talked to naysayers since my appointment, telling them that while my chronic knee pain isn’t magically healed, I felt more relaxed and calm after my session than I have in a long time, including after traditional massage."

And was generally stressed out.

I may have slept; I was actually a little embarrassed to ask in our post-session conversation. I have explored various modes of relaxation, stress-relieving and healthcare options in articles through the years, and be it a reflexologist or a massage therapist, I always promise them, and myself, I’ll be back, but my hectic life gets in the way. I don’t think that’s going to happen here. Following the session with Sandra, my wife asked about the results. It was when I told her that I’d pick Reiki over a massage that I recognized it had made a lasting impression and I look forward to the next time I can lay down, focus on breathing, and receive the energy of a Reiki treatment, whether anyone else wants to believe or not.

There you go. What else can I add?

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