Complementary therapies can supplement a patient’s plan of care by providing relaxation, stress relief and diminished pain. Providing complementary therapies such as reiki, dog therapy and aromatherapy go back to the basics in compassionate patient care and can help enhance the patient experience.
Reki therapy is provided by Level II Reiki specialists who have been trained by a Reiki Master/Teacher on staff at Banner Thunderbird.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and often creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.