Reiki is a complementary therapy – a form of healing touch. While its origins can be traced to esoteric Buddhist practices, it was re-discovered in Japan and brought to the West around World War II.
What happens in a Reiki session?
Reiki is gentle method of stress reduction & revitalization. The recipient remains dressed, either sitting in a chair or resting comfortably on a massage table. The Reiki Practitioner lightly places hands on or above key areas of the body. The Practitioner is a channel for the Life Force, as energy flows out their hands. The Recipient absorbs only what is needed, while experiencing relaxation & deep peace. Reiki feels like a warm blanket of healing enfolding you. Many use Reiki to help them prepare for surgery and to ease recovery. Reiki transports you to a deep place of inner calm, where self-healing begins.
For more info, please see http://evolutionaryreiki.com/ and http://www.ihreiki.com/. Reiki is also suitable for our animal companions – please see http://www.shelteranimalreikiassociation.org/.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
Scientists are studying our energy pathways (such as the acupuncture & acupressure “meridians”). When energy flows freely, we are in a state of health. When imbalances occur, pain & illness result. Reiki can:
- Decrease stress & anxiety
- Help you feel revitalized
- Boost the Immune System
- Accelerate healing
- Enhance results from other care
- Decrease & relieve pain
- Speed recovery from surgery
- Reduce medication side effects
- Help you sleep more soundly
And there’s more…
The National Institutes of Health are studying Reiki’s beneficial effects on fibromyalgia, cancer, depression, diabetes & heart disease.