What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means “universal life-force.” It is the Japanese word for the energy that is in all living things and all around us. Reiki therapy is a powerful, but gentle, form of energy medicine. It is a hands-on, spiritually-guided healing art discovered in Japan by Mikao Usui in the early 1920's.
Reiki treatment aids the body in balancing its vital energy. Through this energetic balancing, Reiki helps disengage the stress response and engage the body’s healing response. Just as our body is able to heal better and rejuvenate while we are sleeping.
It is excellent for stress reduction, pain relief and to encourage relaxation and overall wellbeing. Reiki also is helpful for healthy individuals seeking to maintain balance, health and well-being. It is also highly recommended and suitable for our beloved companion animals.
Is Reiki treatment for you?
Reiki treatment is appropriate for any one of any age with any condition. There are no known contraindications to receiving Reiki therapy. It is compatible with western medicine and all other alternative holistic therapies. Reiki treatment is a comprehensive healing system that works to bring the body into balance on all levels–physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
How people are using Reiki treatments?
Reiki therapy supports and encourages the body’s ability to heal itself from illness and injury. It works well with medical treatments & can even enhance their efficacy. Reiki treatment is now regularly offered in most hospitals in the U.S. and many hospices. Clients often report treatment is followed by a reduction in pain, stress or anxiety and deeper, more restful sleep. With ongoing treatment, individuals frequently report feeling better, more “centered” and better able to cope with the daily stress in their lives and report longer lasting pain relief.
Preliminary research data suggest that regular reiki treatment can help improve:
- Variable heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Pain relief
- Anxiety and depression
- Perceived stress levels
Many use regular Reiki treatments, reporting good results, to help them with a variety of conditions including to:
- Promote deep relaxation
- Relieve stress
- Relieve pain
- Relieve insomnia and fatigue
- Detoxify the body
- Relieve side effects of chemotherapy and radiation
- Stimulate faster healing after injury or surgery
- Shorten hospital stays and require less anesthesia
- Relieve symptoms of PTSD
- Support pregnancy and overcome infertility issues
- Process grief and support transition
- Release outdated emotional patterns
- Support increased overall well-being
- Access inner wisdom and creativity
- Increase spiritual awareness