Reiki: The Universal Life Force
The Principles of Reiki - Usui Mikao, Founder
The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness
The Miraculous Medicine of All Diseases
Just for today I will live the attitude of gratitude
Just for today I will not worry
Just for today I will not anger
Just for today I will do my work honestly
Just for today I will show love and respect for every living thing
Every Morning and Evening Join Your Hands in Prayer
A Reiki treatment helps the body's natural ability to heal itself. If you are tired, you'll feel refreshed. If you are anxious, you'll feel serene. If you are distressed, you'll feel comforted. Where you feel overwhelmed, you'll find a renewed sense of yourself. If you have pain, you will find relief. And these subjective changes will be accompanied by physical changes indicative of deep relaxation, such as a slower heart rate and easier breathing.
Most people notice a difference after the first treatment, and the benefits of Reiki grow with each repeated session. In an emergency, the patient often shows benefits within five to ten miinutes.
A Reiki treatment lasts about one hour and is usually conducted on a treatment table. Because Reiki can be so relaxing, falling asleep on the table is very common. The client remains fully clothed, although shoes are normally removed. When the session is over you most likely will feel refreshed, de-stressed with less pain and at peace. Many people that received Reiki have stated that they felt warmth or a little tingling during the treatment - a Reiki treatment is a wonderful and personal experience. Each person tends to enjoy different benefits from their treatment (see Testimonials).
Reiki treatment is safe: there is nothing about a Reiki treatment that can interfere with any medical care you are receiving. Reiki has become more "mainstream" and is being offered in many hospitals and medical practices in the United States and around the world. The statistics show that Reiki is effective in enhancing the body's ability to deal with a wide array of health conditions including:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Traumatic brain injury
Emotional illness, including mild psychosis
End of life care and bereavement
The following are some commonly reported benefits of Reiki treatment:
Stronger self esteem
Support for substance abuse recovery
Accelerated surgical recovery
Reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and Rx meds
Greater ease and satisfaction in relationship
Prominent medical authorities, including Dr. Oz, support the practice of Reiki for their patients, allowing Reiki to be used during open heart surgeries knowing that Reiki sessions can help patients to heal faster with less pain. (click here to see more about Dr. Oz and Reki and a real life example of the benefits of Reiki)
The Department of Veteran Affairs is using Reiki with great success in a variety of programs assisting our veterans and is looking to expand it throughout the military to help soldiers strengthen and recover after combat. Click here to read more information on the important benefits of Reiki for our military families.
I myself am a volunteer at New Heart Rehab Center in Albuquerque where we provide Reiki treatments to patients going through chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures, (for more information see About Me).