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Reiki for Well-Being and Stress Relief

Jan 29, 2015 09:05PM
by Tracy Causley

Reiki is a technique using the gentle laying-on of hands on the body to aid in releasing stress and tension by creating deep relaxation and promoting healing and health. Patients remain fully clothed and lie on a massage table for about one hour while receiving Reiki treatment.

            How does it work? Chi flows through meridian pathways within the physical body. Essentially, Reiki clears, straightens, and heals the energy meridian pathways allowing healthy chi to flow in a natural and uninhibited manner.

Reiki is a completely safe and noninvasive form of therapy that is very relaxing and can be used in conjunction with both modern and alternative healing modalities, and one need not limit healing to receiving Reiki by itself. Reiki is beneficial for relieving arthritis, chronic pain, depression, insomnia and high-blood pressure.

Probably the most commonly reported benefit of Reiki is that it reduces stress. One of the first places in the body that stress manifests itself is in the heart and circulation. Heart rate and blood pressure both increase during stress and these responses are caused by increased activity of sympathetic nerves in the heart. Studies have shown that Reiki can reduce the stress response of the heart in both humans and animals.

Tracy Causley, is founder of the Rising Phoenix Holistic Center in Manassas, where Reiki master practitioners have more than 20 years of experience in assisting clients heal and find well-being with Reiki. For more info, visit:


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