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Reiki: What is it? How can it help?

Oct 01, 2014 09:05AM
by Miriam Hunter

Your body has the innate ability to heal itself. However, when under stress or in poor health, your body does not have the energy needed to effectively accomplish this. Reiki is a complementary healing modality that provides tools and techniques to regain and reclaim health and wellness.

Reiki balances the body to assist and accelerate healing. Reiki is effective for: reducing stress, anxiety and pain; balancing organs, glands and systems; lowering blood pressure and so much more.

During a session, a certified Reiki practitioner goes through a series of hand positions held slightly above or lightly on the body, starting at the shoulders and head and then moving on to the abdomen, back, legs and feet. The person receiving a Reiki treatment always remains fully clothed and can be either seated or reclined. During and after a Reiki session you might notice warmth or coolness. You will likely feel more relaxed, less anxious, more at peace.

Doctors, surgeons, nurses, chiropractors, massage therapists and sports trainers endorse and utilize Reiki in clinical settings, hospitals and operating rooms internationally. One study, done in an adult day center for individuals with dementia, found that participants who received Reiki treatments twice a week for a month were more relaxed, experienced less pain, engaged more with others and were generally happier after the trial.

Reiki empowers you to easily and actively participate in your own healing. Reiki is a safe, natural way to enhance and accelerate your body’s ability to heal itself.

 Miriam Hunter is an energy medicine practitioner, instructor and mentor assisting individuals and groups worldwide and at the Intuitive Wellness Center in Northern Virginia. To schedule your free Reiki session at the Intuitive Wellness Center. Contact [email protected] 202-361-7321 or [email protected] 703-629-0925. Learn about our workshops & classes at


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