Reiki: What is it and what are the benefits?

Reiki is a form of alternative therapy commonly known as energy healing. This therapy emerged in Japan in the late 1800’s. Reiki treatment helps lessen the impact of stress, releasing tension from the entire system. It involves the transfer of universal energy from the palms of the practitioner to patient. Reiki i.e. Energy healing targets the energy fields around the body.


Reiki Therapy

According to practitioners, energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness.  Improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.

Reiki can be carried out anywhere. During the session, the patient sits in a comfortable chair or lie on a table. There may or may not be music, depending on the patient’s preference. While the practitioner holds their hands lightly on or over the body, the transfer of energy takes place.

During this time, the practitioner’s hands may be warm and tingling. Each hand position is held until the practitioner senses that the energy has stopped flowing. Some say that the practitioner’s hands become hot, others report cooling hands and some people feel pulsating waves.

Reiki promotes relaxation and assists in the body’s natural healing processes. It also develops emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.




Benefits of Reiki treatment are as follow:

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Supports times of transition such as grieving
  • Decreases or relieves physical pain
  • Deepens your spiritual connection
  • Helps reduce and release feelings of anxiety, stress, tension, depression
  • Reduces side effects from chemo and radiation therapies
  • Supports times of transition such as grieving
  • Aids in cleansing toxins from the body

At Spinewise, Reiki Treatment is offered to patients, caregivers, and staff as a supportive therapy.


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