What is Reiki?

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Reiki-1024x698.jpgReiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that helps to promote healing from within.

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine that uses energy therapy to bring healing to the physical, emotional, and mental bodies. This ancient Tibetan discipline was discovered by Japanese Buddhist Usui Mikao in 1922, who reintroduced it to the world. Reiki therapy channels Life Force energy (i.e. Prana, or Chi) through the body of your practitioner and in to your body using a hands-on technique. The name itself is derived from the Japanese word Rei, meaning “God’s wisdom” or “higher power” and Ki, which is the Japanese pronunciation of Chi.

What should I expect in a Reiki session?

You will lie on your back, fully clothed, on a massage table. If you are unable to lie on your back, please let your practitioner know so that they can make other arrangements for you. The practitioner will place their hands on you or slightly above you.

There are a series of hand positions used but there is no pressure on your body. This makes it ideal for all ages and conditions. You may feel a warmth or tingling from the practitioners hands as the life energy flows in to your body. The energy flows wherever it is required and you are only asked to lie still and quiet as this takes place. The treatment will last 30 minutes to an hour on average, based on the needs of the client. Receiving a Reiki treatment is a very relaxing and soothing experience which will leave you feeling relaxed and balanced.

How Reiki Helps Cancer Patients

Reiki has become a subject of curiosity for cancer patients everywhere. Studies and anecdotal evidence has shown that, in addition to promoting relaxation among patients, Reiki can also be used to encourage healing and provide other benefits. In fact, some studies have even explored the effect of Reiki on patients who are undergoing cancer treatment concurrently. These studies have found that, although Reiki is not a substitute for other cancer treatments, it may enhance these treatments and offer a number of benefits to patients as they eal with the symptoms and stresses of cancer.

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