4-hand Reiki sessions (2 therapists)
Reiki is a non-invasive energy therapy that strengthens and balances body, mind and spirit.
Used in conjunction with other therapies Reiki therapy can be very effective in helping with ongoing pain due to chronic and acute illness or injury.
The Atlantic reported in 2020 that a number of studies had established the benefits of Reiki in relation to diminishing side effects of chemotherapy; regulating the nervous system and improving patients’ability to manage emotional and physical pain associated with illness. The article noted the growing acceptance of Reiki as a complementary therapy by U.S. hospitals.
Another research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut (USA) indicates that Reiki treatments improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, reduced nausea by 80%, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94%.
Reiki therapy can also help patients address issues connected with emotional trauma.
Whether you are a child, an adult, pregnant or recovering from an injury or suffer from anxiety and stress, everyone can benefit from Reiki.
I always like to stress that Reiki therapy does not oppose but complements-and can even enhance-the virtues of modern allopathic medicine.
As with most therapies, treatments have a cumulative effect. For more effective and sustainable results Reiki therapists often recommend that every treatment cycle starts with four consecutive treatments (i.e., a session once or twice-weekly).
Even people who don’t notice much the first time usually have progressively deeper experiences if they continue. Besides the immediate experience of the Reiki, you may notice other changes that continue to unfold as the day progresses: perhaps a sense of being more centered and poised, being less sensitive to little daily upsets, and sleeping more soundly at night.
A maintenance program can be personalised – based on your individual needs.
During the treatment, you may experience warmth or cold, tingling sensations, sleepiness, deep relaxation and perhaps acute sensorial awareness while being in a semi-conscious state; in other words, feeling that you are hovering in a threshold state of consciousness, simultaneously aware of your surroundings yet deeply indrawn.
Others report falling into a deep, sleeplike meditative state. For some people, the initial experience of Reiki can be dramatic, while for others the first session in particular can be uneventful-though they feel somehow better afterwards.
The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation.
Therefore everyone’s experience of Reiki is subjective, changeable, sometimes very vivid in its impact and sometimes very subtle.
How does Reiki help pregnant mothers?
Reiki is safe for pregnant women and it works well in helping them at all stages of pregnancy, including conception and child birth.
Throughout pregnancy, regular Reiki treatments can:
A growing number of medical institutions worldwide are now recognizing the benefits of Reiki and are increasingly incorporating this discipline in a variety of protocols. To name a few:
The Tucson Medical Center in Arizona (cancer care), the Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire (pre & post-surgery), the Hartford Hospital in Connecticut (pregnancy & birthing process), the University College London Hospitals (stress management, mood disorders and as a complement to treatments for endometriosis) and the St George’s hospital in Tooting (to support patient care and to generate new knowledge about the role of Reiki through research).
By providing a safe, non-invasive form of pain relief and facilitating the mother’s focus on breathing, Reiki helps creating a peaceful atmosphere for mother and baby.
How does Reiki affect babies?
Reiki causes no harm and can actually be highly beneficial for babies.
Directly connected and impacted by their mother’s thoughts, moods and emotions, babies will derive a sense of calmness and peace during Reiki.
Treatments are therefore a powerful way for mother & baby to bond.