What is Reiki?
Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese energy healing technique which promotes relaxation and stress/anxiety reduction through gentle touch. A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands into the client, promoting relaxation and releasing tension.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
-Deep relaxation -Alleviate pain, anxiety, and symptoms of depression -Promotes better sleep habits -Addresses mindfulness, negative thoughts/habits, and encourages mental clarity -Balances the mind, body, and spirit
Is Reiki a religion?
Although Reiki is spiritual in nature and provides love and compassion to the client, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and does not conflict with religious beliefs. People who are followers of various religions have practiced Reiki and find it enhances their religious experience.
How does Reiki work?
Reiki is based on the principle that Ki (Chi), or life force energy, exists and flows all around us. It flows through our body and animates all living things. If your life energy is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you will be more susceptible to illness. Reiki helps to restore one’s Ki (Chi) to a healthy flow.
What should I expect during a Reiki treatment?
Sessions typically last 60-90 minutes. Clients lay clothed on a Reiki table while the practitioner lays hands gently on them, and allows Reiki to flow, creating a relaxing session. Most clients feel a sensation of peace, and relaxation during the session, drifting off to sleep is not uncommon. For clients wishing to work through emotions, Reiki can assist in feeling the emotion and releasing the negative feelings associated. The direction of the session is completely up to the client, and their individual needs.
What can Reiki treat?
Reiki has shown to have positive effects on many forms of illnesses, and may accelerate the healing process. Many hospitals have designed programs called Integrative Care Programs to include Reiki to help patients achieve a balance between the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health. Reiki is intended to be a complementary tool for healing medical or psychological conditions, not a replacement for seeing a licensed professional.
Hospitals with Integrative Care Programs offering Reiki:
Memorial Hermann Hospital Johns Hopkins Hospital M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Hartford Healthcare Hospital Abramson Cancer Center Cleveland Clinic And many more