What Is Reiki Healing? Can Reiki Help Me?
Are you healthy but not sleeping well, maybe adding unwanted pounds?
Would you like to feel more engaged, more in control of your life and your health?
Do you sometimes feel isolated, hopeless to address the challenges of your life?
Do you want to develop your inner spiritual connection, on your own terms?
Reiki treatment can help.
Because Reiki treatment is balancing at every level, it can help anyone who is interested enough to experience a treatment. If you are tired, you’ll feel refreshed. If you are anxious, you’ll feel serene. If you are distressed, you’ll feel comforted. Where you feel overwhelmed, you’ll find a renewed sense of yourself. And these subjective changes will be accompanied by physical changes indicative of deep relaxation, such as a slower heart rate and easier breathing.
Most people notice a difference after the first treatment, and the benefits grow with repeated sessions. In an emergency, the patient often shows benefit within five to ten minutes.
Reiki supports your health care.
And Reiki treatment is safe: there is nothing about Reiki treatment that can interfere with any medical care you are receiving. In fact, I have given Reiki treatment to patients in the O.R. during surgery and while they are receiving chemotherapy.
If you are taking prescriptions medications, you may find with Reiki treatment that you need less. Of course that is a good thing, but don’t change the way you take your meds on your own. Always consult your physician before adjusting your medications.
My life can be divided into “before Reiki” and “after Reiki.”
Before Reiki I was consumed with anxiety, unable to experience joy, unable to meditate, so unable to cope with the stresses of work that I was always about to quit, unable to even be in the same room with my mother. After Reiki I know peace, I can cope with whatever problems come up at work, I meditate with gusto, and I was able to nurse my mother for the last 6 weeks of her life with love and devotion. I depend on my early morning sessions of Reiki to center myself for the day, and I meditate with Pamela’s CD. Just the sound of her voice draws me into a deep meditative state.
I am now prepared for the next 35 years of my life to be full of joy, peace and deep and abiding happiness. Reiki will be part of my life for as long as I live.
– Andrea Stillman
Since 1986, I have worked with people of all ages and levels of health, and from a range of backgrounds. Many of my clients are well and want to stay that way. Some come to Reiki to develop themselves spiritually and experience a greater sense of meaning in life. And of course many have sought Reiki treatment or training realizing that balancing their systems can help them to cope better with a wide range of health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Chronic pain
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Autism/developmental delays
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Emotional illness, including mild psychosis
- Fatigue syndromes
- End-of-life care and bereavement
The following are some commonly reported benefits of Reiki treatment. Although at this time, the evidence for most of these benefits is anecdotal, there are research data showing that Reiki treatment can be effective for relaxation, pain management, reduced anxiety, reduced depression, and enhanced well-being:
- Pain management
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced depression
- Improved sleep
- Improved digestion
- Enhanced well-being
- Stronger self-esteem
- Support for substance abuse recovery
- Accelerated surgical recovery
- Reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and Rx meds
- Greater self awareness
- Greater ease and satisfaction in relationship
- Heightened intuition
To receive Reiki healing, you lie fully clothed on a treatment table while the Reiki practitioner places hands lightly on or just above your head and torso. Find out more about receiving a Reiki treatment.
You can learn to practice Reiki self-treatment and offer Reiki treatment informally to family, friends, and pets in about ten hours of an in-person group class. Find out how you can learn to practice Reiki self-treatment.