I had never seen her sustain a smile for that long. It was a voluntary movement. Her eyes gazed up towards me, with a sparkle in them. She was relaxed, allowing me to gently touch her arms and move them up towards the ceiling. I noticed her breathing patterns becoming deeper; she seemed more present somehow. There were tingling vibrations and warmth emitting from my hands, and I know she felt it too. Comfortable and protected. She trusted me, and the powerful healing touch of Reiki.