Reiki ("RAY-key") is a Japanese word for universal life-force energy. It is a simple yet powerful Eastern medicine healing technique. During Reiki, a trained practitioner helps to guide the flow of energy through a person’s body. This flow of energy, or connection, enhances the body's ability to heal.
At Aurora Health Care, Reiki fits well into the medical focus that includes mind/body awareness and preventive health care. It can be used with many physical and emotional conditions to bring balance into a person's life.
Reiki was developed in the early 1900s and brought to the United States in the 1930s. Today, Reiki is used in many health care settings, such as hospitals, hospice, mental health clinics, nursing homes, and home health care.
Reiki is a supportive healing practice used to help improve health and well-being. It can be used to address many physical and emotional conditions, bringing balance to your life. Reiki can also be used as a preventive health care measure or alongside traditional care.
During Reiki, the practitioner places his or her hands in a series of locations on various parts of the body. The placement should never be intrusive or uncomfortable, nor should there be any pressure.
What Happens During a Reiki Session?
A traditional Reiki treatment is offered in a quiet setting with the person sitting or lying down, fully clothed. Using a gentle touch on or above the body, a trained Reiki practitioner helps guide the flow of energy through the body. A full treatment session may take up to 60 minutes.
What Are the Benefits of Reiki?
Reiki is offered to help improve your health and well-being, and offers many benefits. Some of the physical and emotional benefits Reiki may offer include:
Reiki may offer some of the physical and emotional benefits, such as:
- A state of deep relaxation
- Relief of physical and emotional pain
- Enhanced natural healing
- A calmed mind and body
- Release of tension and negative stress
- Rebalanced body energy
- Improved health and well-being
In addition, Reiki may:
- Complement traditional therapies/treatments
- Lower blood pressure, heart rate and breathing rate
- Improve the effectiveness of other types of treatments
- Be used for any illness or injury or during any health care procedure
At Aurora Health Care, we offer Reiki to patients, visitors and the public in clinics where some massage therapy is provided. Many of Aurora's massage therapists are trained and experienced in providing Reiki.
Fees You Can Afford
30 minutes: $37
45 minutes: $53
60 minutes: $69
Give the Gift of Reiki
Giving the gift of Reiki is a thoughtful way to show someone that you care about their well-being. Massage therapy gift certificates are valid for Reiki services and are available where massage therapy services are provided.
For more information or to find out where you can schedule Reiki, call 414-219-5900 or email IntegrativeMedicine@aurora.org.