Reiki Energy Therapy
Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that promotes balance in the body, mind and spirit. Although, like meditation and yoga, Reiki is traditionally a self-care practice, it can also be used therapeutically to support people addressing health challenges and to ease the delivery of conventional health care. The number of mainstream care settings where Reiki treatment is offered to patients has increased rapidly in the last ten years, and includes such prestigious hospitals as California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco), Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City), Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute (Boston), M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) and Yale-New Haven Hospital (New Haven, CT). Reiki is also increasingly offered in conventional care environments such as university health centers, hospice, nursing homes and community out-reach programs serving various at-risk populations of all ages. Reiki will be part of the 500-hour, RYT Urban Zen Integrative Therapist training offered in New York City beginning January, 2009. (Pamela Miles. LA Yoga Magazine. December 2008.) Here in NJ, Morristown Medical Center offers Reiki as one of it's Oncology Services at the Carol G. Simon Canncer Center.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" in specific patterns on the body and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Reiki treatment typically consists of light touches to a series of areas on the head and torso while the fully clothed recipient lies on a treatment table or sits comfortably supported in a chair. When needed, such as in the case of burns or an open wound, the hand administering Reiki can be held just above the body. The light touch used in Reiki treatment does not manipulate the body in any way, and no substances are ingested through the skin or the mouth. Reiki is therefore non-invasive, non-obstructive, and safe to combine with any medical intervention. The protocol for treatment is very flexible, allowing Reiki to be used simultaneously with arduous medical procedures such as chemotherapy or bone marrow biopsy to comfort and relax the patient. The integration of Reiki into conventional medical care has happened largely as a result of strong anecdotal evidence and consensus in the medical community that Reiki is safe. There is also a small, but growing, body of research data to support Reiki’s usefulness in maintaining well-being and addressing symptoms of disease and the adverse effects of stress. (Pamela Miles. LA Yoga Magazine. December 2008.)
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with, but does not replace, all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. Reiki is also ideal for those with tense muscles but choose not to receive massage.
30 Minutes - $30
45 Minutes - $45
1 Hour- $60
Learn how to give Reiki. Schedule of classes will be posted.