Reiki is a gentle treatment that promotes relaxation, well-being, health, balance, and harmony.
How does it work?
Energy naturally flows around and through every one of us. However, our bodies continually become depleted of energy from stress, illness, and daily life. During a Reiki treatment, energy is restored to the client’s body with the help of the Reiki practitioner, who is trained to direct healing life-force energy into the client’s body in order to restore health and re-energize the client’s body.
A person receiving a Reiki treatment is fully-clothed during the session, and the treatment can be performed while the client is either lying down or sitting in a chair. The Reiki practitioner places his/her hands on or just above the client’s body.
Note: the practitioner does not touch any sensitive areas of the client’s body. If the client prefers, the entire session can be performed with hands held above the body.
Benefits of Reiki:
The possible benefits of Reiki include:
- Relieving stress and anxiety
- Relaxation of the entire body
- Reduction of pain
- Promotion of self-healing
- Restoration of energy
- Preparation for and recovery from surgery
- Producing a feeling of well-being
Uses of Reiki:
Due to positive results, Reiki is increasingly used in hospitals for:
- Decreasing anxiety and emotional preparation before surgery
- Post-surgery: decreasing recovery time and reducing pain
Reiki is also becoming popular in hospices; some possible benefits include:
- Reducing anxiety at the end-of-life stage
- Decreasing pain from illness
Reiki can be used to treat a variety of clients, such as
- Mothers-to-be seeking natural ways to increase comfort during pregnancy
- Teenagers dealing with “growing pains” and anxiety
- Children for promoting healthy growth (treatment times are generally shorter)
- Pets and animals, including those with anxiety or recovering from surgery
- Anyone wishing to promote health and balance in their bodies