What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced “Rey Key”) is a safe, gentle, and non-invasive way to bring balance to the body by reactivating and supporting the body’s natural ability to trigger self-healing by using light touch. Reiki encourages balance in mind, body, and spirit.
If you are going through a traditional medical treatment Reiki can help the body cope with any negative side effects, while strengthening the body’s immune system. Reiki is restorative and extremely relaxing, helping the body return to its natural healthy state, and to de-stress.
Some research has found Reiki may support relaxation, reduced stress, reduced anxiety, reduced depression, emotional issues, pain management, and most importantly enhanced well-being.
Positive Results from Reiki
Many have experienced improved sleep, improved digestion, stronger self-esteem, ability to better cope with addictive behavior, accelerated surgical recovery, reduced side effects from radiation and/or chemotherapy, help to reduce the amount of prescription medications taken, ability to make clearer life decisions, and even heightening one’s natural intuitive abilities.
There is also research currently being done in Texas at the Fort Bliss Restoration and Resilience Center by Dr. John Fornunato that is looking at Reiki being done on members of the military who are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) after their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Reiki not only helps people pay attention to their physical state, but also to their mental and spiritual state. The more Reiki is practiced the easier it is to truly know yourself and make life decisions.
Often times, people who experience Reiki become so relaxed that they fall asleep during their session. Reiki is great for clearing the clutter in your mind, and stopping the never ending chatter that stress can often trigger. Some people say it helps them get to a meditative state.
The best way to understand the benefits of Reiki is to simply try a session in person, and experience the true relaxing, healing, and balancing effects on the body.
You can get more information and articles on Reiki from leading expert Pamela Miles here: http://reikiinmedicine.org/
What to Expect During A Reiki Treatment:
You will be fully clothed lying on a treatment table for your Reiki session. Make sure you are comfortable and let the Reiki practitioner know if you need any adjustments at any time. During your Reiki session the Reiki practitioner will lightly place their hands on or just above your head and torso.
If you are not comfortable with anyone lightly touching you, just make sure it is known. All professional Reiki practitioners will respect your wishes, and treatment can be done without physically touching your body.
A Reiki practitioner is not a medical doctor and is not qualified to make diagnosis or prescribe medications. It is encouraged that if you are in severe physical pain or suffering that you see a doctor first. If you have a diagnosis, it is encouraged that you share it with the Reiki practitioner before you begin a session so they know what areas of your body to focus on during your Reiki session.
Reiki can help support any medical treatment you are going through, and can also help trigger the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
DISTANCE REIKI TREATMENT
A Reiki practitioner has the ability to practice Reiki on a client from a distance (different city, country, building etc). If you cannot receive Reiki in person, arrangements can be made to practice Reiki on you from a distance.
COST OF REIKI TREATMENTS
Each state and country I have lived in has had various rates for Reiki, so I follow the average rate in the area I am currently living in. Currently I am in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Often times my first session with a client who is new or curious about Reiki will be charged a reduced rate. This provides an understanding of the calming and balancing effects on their body, and decide if they feel it is worth paying a full fee in the future.