What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind, and spirit. Not a system of religious beliefs, Reiki is simply a relaxing treatment whereas natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient. The purpose of a Reiki treatment is to relieve stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages, accelerate natural healing, balance subtle bodies energies and support other medical modalities including traditional therapies. Reiki can be done in person or at a distance.
Benefits of Reiki or Distance Reiki
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Neurodegenerative Disorders
- Crohn's Disease
- Fatigue Syndromes
Cancer patients who have Reiki say they feel better after. This may be because it helps them relax. Another reason, according to Cancer Research U.K. could be that the therapist spends time with them and touches them. This has a soothing effect on patients who may be overwhelmed by invasive therapy, fear, and stress.
Individuals report different experiences. Some say that the practitioner's hands become hot, others report cooling hands and some people feel pulsating waves. The most common reports are of a release of stress and deep relaxation.
Over 60 U.S. Hospitals have adopted Reiki as part of their patient services and over 800 U.S. Hospitals offer Reiki education to their patients.