Reiki has been around for thousands of years and is is used in many US and European hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital as well as offered by many hospice services by clinicians and volunteersUsed in hospitals and by hospice teams.

Reiki is a Japanese technique that is simple, natural and safe.

A non-invasive energy healing that treats the whole person- mind body and spirit. For most clients, a Reiki treatment creates many beneficial effects that include relaxation, feelings of peace, security and wellbeing as well as releasing of negative stored energy.

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What can I expect during a Reiki treatment

During a standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioner's hands to the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed.

The practitioner places their hand on or above the client's body, often in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 30 to 60 minutes.                     

What does a Reiki treatment feel like?

 Experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, usually feelings of deep relaxation are felt by nearly everyone. Also, many clients feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. 

As the Reiki energy encourages you to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, people feel refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

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