Reiki Helps Reduce Stress And Pain

Woman laying down receiving a reiki treatment

Reiki Therapy Gently Reduces Stress And Pain

Reiki is one of the most widely known and perhaps best-loved types of energy work. Massage therapists, nurses and other Reiki practitioners have seen it reduce people’s stress and pain again and again.

The particular beauty is that it can be used on anyone no matter their condition, from infants to those healing from surgery or wounds to people in hospice care. Reiki soothes and nurtures everyone, no matter their age or situation.

Where Did Reiki Come From?

Reiki was founded in the early 20th century by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui.  An accomplished practitioner of the martial and meditative arts, he gave healings with light touch, and taught some of those who received these treatments.  These students called what he did “Usui Hand Healing.” One of them developed the system further and began calling it Reiki (from Rei, meaning universal, and Ki, meaning life energy)

What Does A Session Feel Like?

During a session, the practitioner places his or her hands in different positions on the head, the front of the body and the back. Practitioners may also place the hands on a site of injury or pain. The practitioner’s hands don’t have to actually touch the body, and the receiver does not need to be awake. And unlike a typical massage therapy session, the recipient is fully clothed.  If a practitioner received advanced training, then they would be able to do distance healing.  Interestingly since Reiki accesses the person’s energy field, the healing can be done remotely without the body being in the same physical space.  This is common with other forms of energy healing as well.

The Universal Life Energy seems to soothe, or balance, the nervous system. It adapts for almost any use, and can even support conventional medical procedures. Hospital and other medical staff see that Reiki calms and reassures patients in pain and distress, and they enjoy giving it because it reduces their own stress as well. Since it can help people relax no matter what their situation, Reiki is often taught to patients and families to practice on themselves and family members. In fact, it is easy and inexpensive for almost anyone to learn and is excellent for treating oneself, friends and family.

We are planning our classes for next year, so if you are interested in learning how to give Reiki, please let us know your interest.  Or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 734-416-5200 or schedule on line now.

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