Reiki is based on the belief that energy flows through the body.
Even at our cellular and molecular levels we are energy. Research supports that energy extends throughout and beyond the physical body, and that disruptions or imbalances in the flow relate to physical, mental and emotional illness. Reiki helps to address these imbalances. Reiki is a Japanese word that means "universal life force".
Little or no pressure is applied and Reiki can be used in any setting; in therapy sessions, chairs and hospitals, and through clothes, casts, and bandages. A series of hand positions are used over the areas of priority of the body. Reiki is often used in conjunction with CranioSacral Therapy. Reiki energy brings balance to mind and body alike. The techniques are simple, yet the effects can be profound. Most people feel relaxation, calm, and a deep sense of well-being, and may experience a deeply quiet state. Emotions or sensations may be experienced during or after a session.
Reiki is used by such hospitals as Tucson Medical Center, Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire , Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Campus. It can be used for any occasion, for cancer care, for pre- and post-surgery, and in hospice care to ease pain and anxiety in patients and family.
Benefits of Reiki include:
No techniques talked about on this website are meant to replace allopathic medical modalities, but they can act in integration with them. Please check with your healthcare practitioner if you are not sure. Some therapies might have certain contraindications, so please make sure your therapist is kept up to date on any health issues. We each need to be the CEO of our own team of healthcare practitioners. It is strongly encouraged that everyone take charge of their own health, and develop an integrative healthcare team of support professionals for all your varying needs.