Reiki is a form of hands on healing that originated in Japan. Rei roughly translates "wisdom or higher power" and ki "life force or engery", much like the qi in Qigong or the prana in yogic pranayama. Using visualisation and concentration, a reiki practitioner places her hands gently on or just above the body for the purpose of healing. Receiving a reiki requires little effort; it's usually done lying down in comfortable clothing. Certified in reiki, Nancy practices it daily and has found it has offered a lot to her. For a fee on a sliding scale, or with an exchange of services, Nancy offers both distant and hands-on reiki to those interested.