Many years ago I taught Pilates to a developmentally disabled woman with cerebral palsy. She responded really well physically to the Pilates exercises and very well emotionally to my care and touch. While that was pre-Reiki for me, I was a practitioner of Therapeutic Touch. Her caretakers and caseworkers all mentioned how much calmer and happier she was, and that she had fewer aggressive episodes and less anger.
Today on the Soul Healing blog was a post about Treating Anxiety with Reiki that reminded me of this client.
"I had a man with a disability come to see me months ago as he was often getting very anxious and even quite aggressive with others. His carer asked me if I could help. The man came for three Reiki sessions with me on three consecutive Saturdays. The carer and many other people in his life reported that he was much calmer and they had really noticed the difference in his temperament since he had been receiving Reiki."
There is more to the story, but you should go read the post for that!