Reiki is an energy healing technique developed from Japan in which a Reiki master (who has undergone formal training in this healing art) uses gentle hand movements with the intention to guide the flow of healthy energy (what’s known in Reiki as “life force energy”) through the client's body to reduce stress and promote healing.
Reiki is a form of complementary and alternative medicine; there’s evidence it can reduce daily stress and help with management of some chronic diseases.
A Reiki session lasts between 60-90 minutes. You’ll spend the entire session lying fully clothed on a treatment table.
During the session, the practitioner will place his or her hands lightly on or near your body in a series of hand positions, including positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and the feet, as well as other positions depending on the client’s needs (roughly 3 to 10 minutes in each position).
You are expected to feel deeply relaxed during the session. You’ll likely daydream, and you may even fall into a light sleep. You might enter a deep meditative state that helps restore the nervous system. The healing music and vibrations assist in the healing journey.
Improved mood and emotional well-being
Reduced stress and increased relaxation
Better sleep, improved insomnia symptoms
For people undergoing surgery, lower blood pressure, anxiety and pain levels
For people with cancer, improved anxiety and pain management