“Rei,” means universal, and “ki,” loosely translates to a lifeforce of energy.
Reiki is gentle non-invasive energy balancing and healing practice. Reiki is used to remind our bodies how to go back into the “repair” or “self-healing” state of rest and digest. It also allows the body to protect itself from exhaustion, burnout, or immune system failure.
Reiki therapy is based on an Eastern belief that vital energy flows through your body. Clients may lie on a comfortable treatment table, or in a comfortable chair, and remain fully clothed.
A Reiki practitioner uses gentle touch -- or places their hands just above your body -- to help guide this energy in a way that promotes balance and healing.
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Reiki is now one of the top three requested complementary in-patient therapies in U.S. hospitals, according to an AHA survey following; massage therapy, and music and art therapy.
Reiki and the Body’s Creative Ability to Heal Itself
“Incorporating Reiki with conventional healthcare not only assists with curing the curable, but also provides a solution for caring for the incurable. Because Reiki facilitates the body’s creative ability to heal itself, dramatic healing shifts can occur when Reiki…is part of a medical treatment plan,” according to authors Libby Barnett and Maggie Babb.
Reiki eases the recipient into a calm state so that other medicines and treatments can work more effectively. The most rigorous data suggest Reiki’s positive effects in four areas:
• Acute and chronic pain.
• Pain and well-being during cancer treatment.
• Stress, anxiety and depression.
• Practitioner well-being.