Reiki is a complementary energy therapy modality, using palm healing or “hands on” healing where “universal energy” is transferred via the palms of the practitioner to the patient. Reiki- pronounced RAY-KEY ‘Rei’ japanese meaning “universal life” and Ki meaning “energy”. These combined mean “Spiritually guided life force”Reiki is an alternative, non-religious therapy that can be used individually or combined with other alternative and conventional healing therapies for the best results. This technique allows the body, mind and spirit to relax, renew, recharge and regenerate, especially when done on a regular basis, whether by a practitioner or by doing self reiki. It Channels the positive energy helping to promote emotional and physical healing.
A Reiki practitioner uses the technique method which has been coined as “laying on of hands”. The practitioner holds the space for Reiki energy to flow, through to the recipient in a manner that is directed by the clients need for free flowing energy. This assists the person to go into a complete relaxation state, which will help to redirect the flow of energy that pulsates throughout the body. Keeping that energy moving freely is important to overall health and mental wellbeing. When the flow of energy is moving freely, it allows the body to completely let go of current stressors and relax. Bringing the bodies vibration frequency up to proportionate levels.. Which in turn enables the bodies natural healing process to occur. Resulting in complete relaxation, decompression, re-energizing, creating balance, lessening pain, reducing anxiety and overall stress.. **REIKI IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE ANY DOCTOR APPROVED TREATMENT PLAN**
Every living particle vibrates at a specific energy frequency, which can also be termed as consciousness. It is believed that this life energy surrounds us all, it permeates through People, animals and plants, connecting everything to the universal life energy vibrations. This energy which flows inside the body, can become stagnant and stalled when our natural electromagnetic frequency is disrupted. This can be directly correlated to previous physical, emotional, mental trauma or illness and/or injury to the body. The persons natural healing ability can become affected as well as the inability to fluently and effectively communicate is hindered.. Energy healing has been used for centuries. However, the method of Usui reiki was discovered by Japanese Buddist Mikao Usui in 1922. Since that time it has grown much popularity through the positive effects that it has had worldwide on healing. Because of the positive success rate that Reiki is having on physical and mental health, many hospitals and hospices are beginning to incorporate it as part of a complementary relaxation strategy.
- Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre, Toronto, Ontario
- Princess Margaret Hospital (University Health Network) Toronto, Ontario
- Bruce House AIDS hospice (Ottawa, Ontario)
- Sandy Hill Community Health Centre (Ottawa, Ontario)
- Ottawa Integrated Cancer Centre (OICC)