As countless people have discovered over the past twenty five years, mindfulness is the most reliable source of peace and joy. (...) It's become increasingly clear that not only our health and well-being as individuals, but our confirmation as a civilization and a planet depend on it."
Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Village, France
"Reiki is a beautifully simple technique that requires no special medicines or equipment" says Penelope Quest. She describes it as a very relaxing experience which brings the feeling of joy and great pleasure. As a hands-on healing modality, Reiki is very similar to a massage, however, there is no direct pressure on the body. The practitioner usually keeps his or her hands at a short distance and this is one of the reasons Reiki is recommended for older patients who often suffer from chronic pain, sensitivity and arthritis. It is also recommended for children and pets.
Reiki doesn't know religion, gender, race or age, and anyone, really, anyone can learn it as long as he or she is properly trained.
It is a very spiritual practice triggering our own ability to heal and bringing the feeling of peace and serenity.
The benefits of energy healing are countless and unlimited and more and more academic institutions offer Reiki to their students and teachers as a huge part of health education in the form of training, treatments and workshops. Not only it is easy and readily available anywhere and any time, it literally comes without a risk and "The only side effect is spiritual development" claims Torsten
Here are some examples:
- Before and after surgical procedures
- For patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation to lessen
painful side effects
- For people suffering from asthma, heart condition, arthritis
and other chronic issues
- Reiki reduces stress for the mother and the new born
baby during labour
- It helps with achieving balance and promotes harmony in
every aspect of our lives
- It helps with staying focused and grounded and feeling
It has proved to work exceptionally well for any chronic or acute conditions like insomnia, addictions, migraines, or allergies.
It also is exceptionally beneficial for elderly, children and our pets.
Ontario institutions implementing Reiki include: The Princess Margaret Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Others are: The Ottawa Integrated Cancer Centre, Columbia University Medical Center Campus in New York, Yale - New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, Children's Hospital in Boston, Sharp Memorial Hospital Inpatient Cancer Support Services, San Diego.