One of the most common questions that Reiki practitioners hear is, “Does Reiki really work?” If you’ve just learned about it, you may have your doubts. While the practice of energy manipulation is growing in popularity, it’s still not one that’s exceedingly well-known. And, as with many complementary or alternative therapies, you’ll find no shortage of either supporters or skeptics. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you definitively whether Reiki will work for you. Everyone is different and what works for one might not work for another. But I will tell you that I’ve never had a client who didn’t feel at least some improvement (physically, mentally, or both) after a session.
What Reiki Is vs. What It Isn’t
Reiki works to remove blockages or unhelpful energies from your energy fields. This helps them to function at their highest levels. During a session, I use my hands to manipulate your energies in order to promote relaxation and stress reduction. It’s a holistic practice that supports healing on all levels: physical, spiritual, and emotional. My clients have used Reiki to help them recover from injuries or surgeries, handle chronic illnesses, heal traumas, and much more.
While it can be helpful in a variety of situations, Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment. If you’re currently receiving care for a medical condition, it can easily be used as a complementary therapy to assist your healing process. But while it is powerful, it’s not a “fix-all” technique that can cure all your ills.
Reiki and Hospitals
More and more hospitals have begun to integrate Reiki therapy into their patient services. Presently, in the United States it’s estimated that over 100 hospitals use it and that more than 800 hospitals offer training in the practice. Duke Integrative Medicine at Duke University was one of the first facilities to offer Reiki as well as other holistic health therapies. Other notable medical centers that offer Reiki services include Johns Hopkins, Stanford University Medical Center, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and Scripps Health.
Do You Have More Questions?
If you’re still unsure whether Reiki will be a good fit for your needs, feel free to give me a call at (720) 495-2525. I’m more than happy to help answer any questions you may have and give you more details about what you can expect with a Reiki healing session.