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What is Reiki?

Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the 1920s. It is a relaxing form of healing therapy that is non-invasive and non-manipulative. It involves the laying of hands just above or on the clothed body in a slow progression of hand positions. Reiki helps to restore a person’s energy to a state of balance on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, thereby enhancing a person’s natural ability to heal. It is considered a complementary therapy that can be used alongside other therapeutic and medical techniques. It is a gentle therapy that is suitable for even the very frail. Reiki has no religious doctrine.

 

Will Reiki help me relax?

 

Reiki has been shown to be better than placebo for inducing relaxation. Reiki is effective in activating the parasympathetic nervous system by reducing heart rate, reducing blood pressure and increasing heart rate variability.

 

Will I see a benefit in one session?

 

A single session of Reiki can acutely improve both physical and psychological symptoms associated with many health conditions. This includes pain, depression, anxiety, tiredness, drowsiness, nausea and overall well-being.

 

Are there any negative effects?

 

Since Reiki is a non-invasive technique with no overdose risk there are little to no side effects.


Lauren DeYoe

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Reiki Master

Owner Reiki PT

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