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Reiki

Reiki is an energy therapy with its roots in Japan. It is a nonintrusive method of healing that works with Chi or Ki – the energy system that circulates within the body. When the flow of “Universal Life Force Energy” within someone is weakened, blocked, or disrupted in any way, emotional or health problems tend to happen. Reiki works to rebalance the body’s energy system on all levels of being.

The goal of Reiki is to balance the energy systems of the body, which in turn strengthens the body to assist in dealing with physical and emotional imbalances. Both chronic and acute challenges can be addressed using Reiki. Reiki is especially helpful in cases where massage is too stimulating to the body or the client is too frail.

Benefits of Reiki Include:

  • Relieves Pain
  • Reduces Stress and Fatigue
  • Minimizes Discomfort from Acute or Chronic Pain Conditions
  • Reduces Recovery Time from Injuries or Surgury
  • Clears Toxins
  • Eases insomnia
  • Promoted Emotional Healing
  • Balances Emotions
  • Eases Depression
  • Increases Energy and Vitality
  • Promotes Natural Self-Healing
  • Enhances Personal Awareness
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Balances the Energies in the Body
  • Promotes Calmness and Serenity
  • Maintains a Balanced State of Health
  • Can be Combined Simultaneously with any Medical Treatment or Therapy

What conditions would benefit from Reiki?

Reiki can be used for any and every challenge: physical, emotional, mental, etc. Some of the conditions that react favorably to regular Reiki sessions are:

  • Cancer symptoms
  • Asthma
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • PMS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Pre and Post Surgery
  • Arthritis/Lupus
  • All terminal illnesses
  • Stress
  • Progressive Arthritis
  • ALS
  • MS
  • Compliments conventional treatments, including radiation and
  • chemotherapy
  • Encourages the body’s release of toxins

**Individual healing response may vary, although people who are addressing a specific issue usually experience positive results in a shorter period of time with a series of weekly or twice-weekly sessions. (Traditionally in Japan, people received Reiki treatment daily until their issue was resolved or alleviated!)

What is a Reiki session like?

After a thorough intake process you will be relaxed on a massage table, fully clothed. Other adjustments can be made to accommodate health issues or disabilities.
A series of hand positions, applied gently on or just above areas of the body, are used to sense areas of imbalance and help stimulate the body’s self-correcting mechanisms. A quiet, deeply relaxed state is encouraged for restorative healing.

The hand positions consist of locations on the head, neck, chest, stomach, back, and legs. No pressure is applied to the body. Every individual reacts differently to a Reiki session. Some people experience warmth at the hand placements. Some fall asleep during the session. The effects felt vary depending on the state of health: very relaxed, heightened energy, more restful sleep, decrease in pain states, decreased stress levels.

Regardless of the differences, everyone is very relaxed. You may feel tired afterwards, or some people have high levels of energy. Listen to your body and give it what it needs.

Reiki treatment is not a substitute for qualified medical care, but can safely be used in conjunction with medical or therapeutic treatment.

Has there been any research in the field of Reiki?

Medical research has focused upon verifying Reiki’s benefits and not how it works. One study showed a “highly significant reduction in pain”, including Cancer pain, following Reiki. Another study cited improvement in immune and nervous system functioning and increased mobility in patients with conditions such as Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and MS.

Independent research by Dr. Robert Becker and Dr. John Zimmerman during the 1980's investigated what happens whilst people practice therapies like Reiki. They found that not only do the brain wave patterns of prac titioner and receiver become synchronised in the alpha state, characteristic of deep relaxation and meditation, but they pulse in unison with the earth's magnetic field, known as the Schuman Resonance. During these moments, the biomagnetic field of the practitioners' hands is at least 1000 times greater than normal, and not as a result of internal body current.

Reiki and Sports 

The practice of Reiki has been utilized in America for nearly 50 years as a complimentary treatment for illnesses, stress and recovery from trauma. The use of Reiki has steadily increased in popularity. Today it is an accepted form of nursing practice in hospitals and healthcare systems around the world, and it is quite effective in treating many sports injuries.

Athletes of all levels utilize Reiki to help them focus, relax and recover. Reiki is safe, natural and effective.

Reiki sessions are a stress-free way to stay healthy and recover faster from sports-related injuries. Reiki is safe, natural, easy to administer and effective. It has been referred to as medicine for the bio-field. It is a way of treating the energy field present throughout our bodies to hasten the healing and recovery process.

How can Reiki help athletes?

  • Helps improve focus and concentration
  • Reduces Stress
  • Reiki can speed the healing of injuries by up to 50%
  • Has been known to be extremely beneficial for concussions and other head injuries
  • Reduces the time it takes to recover from exertion
  • Enhances an athletes natural abilities
  • Athletes bounce back from trauma and heal faster

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Reiki Disclaimer

Reiki is a simple, gentle, hands-on energy technique that is used for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe or perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki does not take the place of medical care. It is recommended that you see a licensed physician or licensed health care professional for any physical or psychological aliment you may have. Reiki can complement any medical or psychological care you may be receiving. 

Video Clips

  1. Dr. Oz Recommends Reiki – http://365daysofselfcare.com/dr-oz-discusses-reiki/