Reiki Therapy, which originated in Japan, is a natural therapy that uses healing energy to increase well-being and support healing.
At Banner Health, Reiki Therapy is provided as part of our integrative therapy program to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of our patients.
How Does Reiki Therapy 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, sinus problems and more. Reiki does not promise specific results.
What Are the Benefits of Having Reiki Therapy?
Reiki therapy supports the natural self-healing process, revitalizes the body and mind, releasing suppressed feelings, awakens creativity, brings spiritual harmony and mental wellness and strengthens one’s life force. It also removes stress and creates deep relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Reiki adapts to the needs of each individual patient and has also been shown to be effective even for animals.
What Is a Reiki Therapy Session Like?
During a Reiki session, all you need to do is completely relax. The Reiki involves no touch but takes place in the space about 6 inches above your body. You can remain in your chair or bed and will not be asked to remove any clothing or jewelry. The Reiki experience has been described by some as a "warm, glowing radiance."