Reiki is an ancient, gentle hands-on healing technique originating in Japan. Reiki promotes relaxation, eases pain, and reduces anxiety and stress. It also assists the body in cleansing toxins and balances the flow of subtle energy. Most of our patients experience a warm, tingling sensation when receiving Reiki. Afterwards they report feeling calmer and less anxious. Many have diminished pain.
Reiki sessions usually last 15 minutes. During a Reiki session, the practitioner will gently place her hands on the patient's body anywhere that's comfortable, often on the shoulders, mid-back or thighs. The Integrative Therapies Program has trained many family members in Reiki. Practitioners are available for Reiki sessions, or teach this technique, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.