Let’s be real. The human body is given to us for a limited period of time and then comes to an end. Living our day-to-day life with our behaviors that create our characters and virtues is not always glamorous. Daily living stress accumulates in our energy field from emotional trauma, addictive behaviors, and negative experiences or thought patterns. It is vitally important to release this accumulated energy. If not, our minds and bodies have no choice but to react and create an unhealthy experience in response, resulting in pain, tension, or imbalance. This blocks healthy energy flow, which in turn creates an unhealthy body, mind, and spirit and sends us on a search for relief. The good news is there is a way to bring about relief, allowing us to create a healthy, new balance to assist us in living a long, healthy, joyous life.
Reiki is one such modality which supports health and wellness and is often used with integrative medicine. Reiki is a healing practice that began in the early 20th century in Japan. In Japanese, “rei” roughly translates to “universal or spiritual”; “ki” is commonly translated as “vital energy.”
A session is conducted with the client lying fully clothed on a massage table while the Reiki Master silently places her hands on or over a person’s body to evoke a universal life force, which naturally knows where it is needed to allow for the body to release this blocked energy.
In the hospital setting, Reiki is presented as a technique which reduces stress and promotes relaxation, thereby enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Various non-Western practices have become popular complements to conventional medicine in the past few decades. Reiki is no exception.
Over the past two decades, a number of studies have shown that Reiki treatments help diminish the negative side effects of chemotherapy, improve surgical outcomes, regulate the autonomic nervous system, and dramatically alter people’s experiences of physical and emotional pain associated with illness.
Reiki treatment training and education are now available at many esteemed hospitals in the United States, including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cleveland Clinic, New York Presbyterian, the Yale Cancer Center, and the Mayo Clinic.
We are fortunate to have a Reiki Master here in SaddleBrooke who offers Reiki treatments and training. Patti Gould, who is a Reiki Master of the Usui System of Natural Healing, and a member of The Reiki Alliance, which is an international community of Reiki Masters dedicated to the practice of Usui Shiki Ryoho, the Usui System of Natural Healing.
Now is your opportunity to learn this non-invasive treatment hands-on during a First Degree Reiki Natural Healing Class, as Patti will be offering a First Degree class this month on July 17 and 18, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can register for this class or book a Reiki treatment by logging onto her website, www.ReikiNaturalHealingUs.com, or call Patti at 808-281-9001.
You will be so glad you did!