Reiki

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Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle, yet powerful method for stress reduction that also promotes healing.  Reiki energy is accessed by the therapist during the treatment. It enhances the body’s natural healing ability.  Reiki does not interfere with or diminish the intended effects of the other health or medical practices.  It is increasingly accepted in the health and community care facilities including hospitals, hospices and cancer support units.

According to the American Hospital Association, more than 15% of American hospitals offer Reiki as part of hospital services.  Furthermore, in Perth, Australia, for example, at the Solaris Cancer Support Centre at Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, Reiki is the most accessed complementary health treatment for cancer and leukemia patients. Many patients report significant improvement in their level of pain, fatigue and breathing.

img_0192Usui Shikaku Ryoho is a system of Reiki practice that comes through a spiritual lineage:  Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayachi, Hawayo Takata.  The system is know as a Japanese Healing Art.  Healing refers to the natural balancing process of the human body, on many different levels.  Hawayo Takata used to refer to this as being “a complete whole.”  Art refers to the practice as having the potential to develop into a way of living, a philosophy of being.