Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a gentle holistic technique thousands of years old. Reiki
promotes relaxation and healing by balancing and removing blocks to the flow of energy in the body and works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of the recipient.
Reiki alleviates pain and stress, and promotes restful sleep, healing and relaxation. Relaxation in itself promotes a host of benefits for the mind and body including a heightened sense of well-being, release of muscle tension, and relief from anxiety and depression. Also, relaxation has been shown to help restore immune function and improve circulation, enhancing healing throughout the body.
During a Reiki session, the recipient lies, fully clothed, on a massage table or can be seated in a chair while the practitioner gently channels the healing energy through her/his hands. The recipient will feel a wonderful warmth and gentle energy that is very relaxing. The recipient will receive the amount of energy they need to bring their mind and body into balance.
Used by a rapidly growing number of hospitals all over the world, Reiki complements medical treatment, natural therapies and massage therapy. Reiki is being successfully integrated into numerous clinical settings to complement medical care and psychological counseling.
A research study conducted at a local hospital indicates that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, reduced nausea by 80% and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94%. In addition, nurses report that Reiki helps patients heal faster with less pain, reduces stress and improves mental attitude and reduces the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures.