What is Reiki?
Reiki is a beneficial healing modality that is widely utilized for health & wellness around the world. It has Japanese origins dating back to the 19th century, developed by Master Teacher Usui Ryoho who was teaching the Miracles of Christ & seeking deeper understanding of how Jesus was able to perform these miracles & heal. “Rei” translates to God’s Wisdom/ Universal Love/ Higher Power “Ki” translates to “Lifeforce/ Energy/ Flow”, It is based on energy principles & is practiced in over 800 hospitals, medical settings, as well as private practices all around the world. Science identifies the human body, as well as all animals & plant life as an electromagnetic field, restoring the integrity of that energy field & rebalancing a healthy balance and flow to that energy is the objective of Reiki. Restoring health & wellbeing to all living things is the purpose of Reiki.
What is a Reiki Healer?
A Reiki Healer is a Professional who has recognized within themselves a mindfulness & a deep empathy with a compassionate awakened heart responding to a calling to become a practitioner. Once this calling is acknowledged a master teacher is identified and an internationally recognized series of courses is completed, beginning with Reiki Level 1, Reiki Level 2, 3 & 4 then onto the Reiki Master Coursework & One on One training with Practicum & supervised application with a recognized Master. Some Reiki Healers choose to continue their education to become Reiki Master Teachers, where they can empower
others with healing through Reiki.
What to expect during a Reiki treatment
Individuals experience a treatment as a comfortable soothing flow & restoration of balance. Individuals will receive the amount of rebalancing reiki energy that’s appropriate to restore an optimal & healthy balance for their Body, Mind & Spirit! Patients report a relaxing feeling that brings clarity & a profound sense of peace after a session. One session usually provides deep relief & yet a series of sessions can also be planned to work on chronic physical or psychological issues with an individualized treatment plan to progressively work on identified current wellness goals.
MORE ABOUT REIKI
A research study at Hartford Hospital showed 86% of patients reported improved sleep, 78% of patients reported reduced pain, 80% of patients reported reduced nausea, and 94% of pregnant women reported reduced anxiety. Columbia/Presbyterian was one of the first hospitals to offer Reiki as part of their Integrative Medicine Program (CIMP).
The now famous cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz brought tremendous attention to Reiki when he invited Reiki practitioners to treat patients during open heart surgeries and heart transplant operations. Dr. Oz is often quoted as saying, "Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals”. Professional sports teams practice Reiki to help athletes recover more quickly from surgery and/or injuries & to enhance performance.
As of 2009, The Touchstone Process has evaluated 25 test studies that appeared in peer-review journals evaluating the merits of Reiki Treatments. Taking into consideration only the most rigorously controlled studies, the team reported that 83% showed moderate to strong evidence in support of Reiki as a viable, therapeutic healing modality.
At Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, Reiki & other subtle energy techniques were used in the operating room during open-heart surgeries & heart transplants. Of the 11 heart patients who received Reiki : None experienced the usual postoperative depression: The bypass patients had no postoperative pain or leg weakness. The transplant patients experienced no organ rejection
Over 800 hospitals incorporate Reiki in patient services & Reiki was used in operating rooms as early as the 90’s.