Nowadays Reiki is being introduced into a variety of medical settings including Harvard University Center for Wellness, Boston Children’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deakoness Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital, and many more. It is more commonly known, but people still frequently ask me: “What is Reiki?”
Reiki is an energy medicine practice that promotes physical and emotional well being. Reiki, much like acupuncture, works on the ability to balance the human energy field. It improves energy flow, while reducing stress and allowing the body to heal itself naturally.
During Reiki sessions the practitioner gently places his/her hands on or near the body of the person receiving the treatment. The client stays fully clothed and can use blankets for warmth and comfort. Reiki can be administered in any position that is comfortable for the patient, whether it be sitting in a chair or lying down.
Reiki sessions have cumulative effects. After initial treatment some clients choose to continue receiving Reiki regularly for maintaining balance and addressing chronic conditions.
Several research studies indicate that benefits of Reiki include
- Recovery from stress and fatigue
- Pain relief
- Improved mental clarity
- Increased sense of well-being
Reiki has a spiritual component and is based on principles of compassion and gratitude. There is no belief required in order to learn and use it. Reiki can be combined with traditional and complimentary therapies to enhance their effects.
Anyone can receive Reiki healing. If you decide to try it, it may assist you in functioning in a more balanced and harmonious way.
Lana Emelyanov is a licensed therapist and offers psychotherapy and counseling to all ages. Call today for a free 10 minute consultation. Tel: (978) 393-1770.
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