About Reiki

How Reiki helps

A number of peer-reviewed studies suggest Reiki’s positive effects on anxiety, stress, sleep and pain together with an increase in the sense of wellbeing. Reiki’s use as an integrated therapy in hospital and hospice settings has increased, both for staff and for patients, in the UK and in other countries including the USA. Medical staff have trained privately in Reiki and may use it for themselves for stress reduction, as a key benefit is that Reiki can be self-administered. 

You can have Reiki at any time

Reiki is well suited to the work and time pressures of medical staff. As a therapy as it can be sent remotely, so you won’t lose time travelling to appointments. It can also be sent at a convenient hour of the day or evening to fit around long shifts while recipients rest or even sleep. With Reiki Medic-Care we also have teams of up to eight people, helping to increase the ‘dose’ and decrease the time required in treatment.

Reiki can be a hands on or distant therapy

Reiki is a hands-on therapy that is delivered in person and, offered by advanced practitioners, as a remote service received in the comfort of one’s own home. In person, recipients remain clothed and lie on a couch or sit on a chair and relax. Practitioners’ experience is that the benefits of distant Reiki are equal to those of Reiki received in person.

The Reiki Medic-Care service was inspired by requests from nurses at NHS hospitals asking for support for themselves and their patients at times when in-person treatments are not possible. 

Reiki is nearly 100 years old

Reiki first became more widely known in Japan following a natural disaster in the early 1920s when its founder, Mikao Usui, and his students treated many survivors. From Japan it spread gradually around the world. Today it would be unusual to find a country where Reiki is not practised in both family and public settings.

Reiki is a safe type of treatment

There are no known contraindications from Reiki. It is a system of natural healing that can be used to help anyone in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide support during recovery. This is often one of its most welcome benefits in medical settings.

Benefits of a Reiki treatment

People usually report feelings of relaxation, warmth and emotional uplift. Occasionally, old areas of pain or injury experience fleeting and transient symptoms which then subside. This seems to indicate a healing process that has previously stalled in the body being given a kickstart again. The more times a person receives remote Reiki, the more they tend to notice its relaxing effects both during and after a session, however some people notice nothing consciously. Treatments have an effect whether or not a recipient notices the Reiki consciously.

As running water smoothes the jagged edges of a rock until it is small enough to roll away, Reiki flows to the areas of need soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.” Alec Jones, Reiki Master, Taiji and Qigong teacher.

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