The Wellness Integrated Network Presents Reiki Natural Healing

Patti Gould

Have you ever heard about Reiki natural healing and wondered what it is? Have you ever wanted to learn more?

Reiki is a well-known modality that supports health and wellness, and it is often used with integrative medicine. Reiki, as a healing practice, began in the early 20th century in Japan. In Japanese, “rei” roughly translates to “universal” or “spiritual,” while “ki” is commonly translated as “vital energy.”

A session is conducted with the client lying fully clothed on a massage table. The Reiki Master silently places their 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 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. It was, until recently, an unexpected offering for a VA medical center.

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 experience 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 treatments and training in Reiki natural healing. Patti Gould 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.

Experience Reiki’s natural healing abilities by scheduling Reiki treatments. Patti will also be offering a First Degree Class this July 17 and 18, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can reach her by visiting her website,, or call 808-281-9001.