Reiki Therapy Volunteers
Reiki Therapy is a healing practice that originated in Japan. Reiki practitioners place their hands just above or lightly on the person receiving treatment, with the goal of facilitating the person’s own healing response. In the United States. Reiki is part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Reiki is based on the idea that there is a universal (or source) energy that supports the body’s innate healing abilities. Practitioners seek to access this energy, allowing it to flow to the body and facilitate healing.
How does it work?
Healing energy exists in the body, but is depleted when you are sick or stressed. Reiki helps to increase your healing energy supply. This increased flow of healing energy sets the stage for your body, mind and spirit to heal itself. It has been used to help relieve headaches, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, sinuses, and more. Reiki does not promise specific results.
Who gives Reiki session?
Sessions are conducted by a Banner Desert or Cardon Children's Volunteer Reiki practitioner who has completed Reiki Level II or higher certification, and volunteer orientation and training at Banner Desert and Cardon Children's.
All sessions are conducted without touch, working in the space about six inches above your body. Reiki is currently available for staff and on patients and their family members on selected patient floors with nursing manager approval.
For more information about becoming a Reiki Therapy Volunteer, please contact Volunteer Services at (480) 412-3258.