What is Reiki?
The awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and directly affects the quality of a person’s health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. This life energy goes by many names: qi in China, ki in Japan, and prana in India. The ancient Hawaiians call it ti or ki. It has also been called orgone energy and elan vital, and science refers to it as a biofield energy.
When your life energy is low, it is more difficult to deal with stress; you may not sleep well and you’re more susceptible to illness. When your life energy is strong, you feel strong, can more easily deal with stress, and are less likely to get sick. Reiki is a technique that increases a person’s supply of life energy.
Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains, and other minor conditions.
Occasionally miraculous results are reported.
Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness, and other unhealthy feelings, and replaces them with self-wroth, confidence, and tranquility.
Use in Hospitals
Reiki is becoming increasingly popular with the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the U.S. offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care. A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut 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 Reiki helps patient heal faster with less pain, reduces stress, and improves mental attitude, improves appetite, and reduces the negative side effects pf chemotherapy, radiation, and other medical procedures.
Reiki was developed in Japan in 1922 by Mikao Usui and was brought to the West in 1937 by Hawayo Takata. The popularity of Reiki has grown exponentially in the past few decades. A survey conducted in 2007 indicates that in the previous year, 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children in the U.S. received on or more Reiki Sessions.
What does a session look like?
Reiki is administered through the hands of one of our Reiki practitioners with the client lying fully clothed on a massage table or sitting in a chair (for shorter sessions). Sessions can vary from 15 minutes (body scan to identify problem areas) to an hour.
The Reiki practitioner places their hands at locations around the head and shoulders, the abdomen, and on the legs and feet. Tissue is not manipulated. Often at our practice the feet are the only part that is physically touched. Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands and into the client’s body and energy field. A session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that surrounds and fills the client and includes feelings of relaxation, peace, and well-being that also promote healing. If any discomfort is experienced let the practitioner know and they can move the crystal placement or stop moving energy around in that area. Your comfort is our highest concern during a session.
30 Minute Session – $30
1 Hour Session – $60
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