This is a tough one, and being a very literal person who likes explanations myself, this was a tough one for me, initially. The best way I can define reiki is as energy healing. While I do not claim to perform any medical healing or miracles, reiki is very relaxing, and when done regularly, people express a variety of positive responses. My interest in reiki came from my personal belief that animals are more intuitive than most humans. Always interested in self improvement and learning, I like to learn about all modalities of healing.