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Getting to know Reiki

What is Reiki?

 Reiki is a therapy often described as palm healing or hands-on-body healing in which a practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient's body to facilitate the patient's process of healing. Reiki is believed to have been associated with Mikao Usui who is credited with rediscovering the root system now called Reiki. His tradition and methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, The Usui System of Natural Healing is still the form most widely practiced. Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students.

 Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese word-characters of "rei" (spiritual or supernatural) and "ki" (vital energy). One of the basic ideas held by those who practice Reiki is that this vital energy can be channeled to support the body's natural ability to heal itself, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). 

How can Reiki help me?

Reiki treatment increases your supply of life force energy and helps you heal quickly. It promotes relaxation, makes you feel at peace, and reduces your stress. You start moving toward your unique physical, mental, and spiritual balance, and your body's own healing mechanisms begin to function more effectively.   
Reiki has known to help with:

  • Weight loss by improving balance and well-being, reducing stress, improving sleep patterns. Celebrity singer Christina Aguilera utilized Reiki as a component of her weight loss treatment plan, and her journey was even chronicled in Women’s Health magazine. In addition, the renowned television doctor Mehmet Oz has recommended Reiki as a useful treatment for a number of ailments, including obesity. 

  •  Diabetes -Reduction of stress, high stress levels often lead to blood sugar imbalances. Reiki may help to lower stress levels, which could help to lower the client’s blood sugar as well. Improved Sleep-Poor sleep habits may exacerbate the symptoms of diabetes. Alleviation of depression-  Reiki may improve the mood of the client and relieve the symptoms of depression. With a better outlook on life, the client is more likely to make healthy decisions and adhere to the doctor’s instructions regarding the management of his or her symptoms. Reduced pain sensations -People with diabetes that has progressed often experience pain related to neuropathy. Reiki treatments may help to reduce pain sensitivity, providing clients with relief from these uncomfortable symptoms. Reiki’s Effect is Effective for Anxiety -An analysis published in Pain Management Nursing evaluated multiple studies designed to determine if Reiki could be an effective treatment for anxiety. This review found that the majority of studies performed showed a statistically-significant improvement of anxiety symptoms among individuals who received Reiki treatments. Effectiveness of Reiki for Diabetic Neuropathy-A study published in Diabetes Care in 2007 demonstrated that Reiki could be an effective treatment for the pain related to diabetic neuropathy. Patients in this study were divided into three groups: one that received no treatment, one that received a treatment that mimicked Reiki and one that received true Reiki. Pain levels for patients in the group receiving true Reiki treatments improved considerably, while pain levels among patients in the other groups improved only slightly or not at all. These results indicate that Reiki may be beneficial to patients who have pain related to diabetes.

  • Reiki for Depresion-Many different treatments exist for depression.However, regardless of the treatment methods chosen, patients dealing with the symptoms of depression may experience benefit from participating in Reiki sessions in conjunction with their professional treatment programs and methods.Some of the benefits of Reiki sessions for depressed clients include: Better sense of mental and physical balance, Reiki is relaxing, Reiki puts the client back in control, Reiki relieves stress.For best results, people experiencing depression should participate in multiple Reiki treatments over an extended period of time. A single treatment may be helpful, but multiple treatments are more likely to result in long-term symptom improvement. If you are experiencing depression be sure to also see a qualified counselor, therapist and/or medical professional to assist with your road to recovery. Reiki can also help on this road.

What can I expect on a Reiki session?

A Reiki session is an individualized experience that is relaxing, gentle, and safe for all.  It involves healing in a way that will empower you while respecting your feelings and choices.  When you meet with Ray Ortiz for the first time you will be asked to read and acknowledge that you understand your practitioner upholds the highest ethics and also that your personal information remains confidential and is never shared. Ray Ortiz is obligated to respect your confidentiality, be considerate of your needs, and answer your questions.  It is explained to you that Reiki does not promise to cure any illness or condition or replace any medical treatments or therapies.He will begin by explaining Reiki to you and what he will be doing.  Your safety and comfort are always the main consideration.  If at any time during the session you have any concerns you should let him know so that appropriate adjustments can be made.  

What to wear for your Reiki treatment:

 

  • Comfortable, loose clothing
  • Limited jewelry
  • Shoes that are easily removable outside of the treatment room
  • No belts
  • No perfumes or colognes
  • Long hair should be pulled back for access to the neck