Waukesha Reiki Healing Touch Therapy
Healing Touch is a complementary (or integrative) energy therapy that is also known as Reiki. It can be used in conjunction with traditional therapies or as a stand-alone treatment.
What is Reiki Therapy?
The foundation for Reiki (Ray-Key) healing touch was developed in ancient India and perfected into a healing art in Tibet. Today it comes to us from Japan, with the Japanese name Reiki given by the re-discoverer, Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki means “Universal Energy”. It is healing energy of the universe that balances the body’s energy system (chakras) and the endocrine glands. Today, it is employed as a complement to the traditional treatment of a wide variety of conditions (chronic and acute). It is used to reduce stress, relieve acute or chronic pain or discomfort and facilitate healing. It can also be utilized to enhance general well-being and relaxation in individuals without significant health problems.
Healing Touch Benefits that have been documented in at least one research study:
- Pain relief or decrease in pain level
- Acceleration of Post-operative recovery
- Symptom relief during or after chemotherapy
- Decreased agitation in those with dementia calming of those with dementia]
- Decrease depression
- Decrease anxiety
- Improved quality of life
- Improved mood
- Decreased stress
- Improved mobility after surgery
- Decreased use of pain medications post-operatively
- Decreased negative effects of trauma/chronic pain and post traumatic stress
- Improved symptoms in auto-immune disorders
- Support for withdrawal from substance abuse
- Immune system strengthening and support
How does Healing Touch work?
Reiki is safe and non-intrusive. During a session, the client relaxes, fully clothed, on a soft table and tranquil atmosphere. The practitioner therapeutically uses her/his hands to conduct Reiki healing energy to the recipient. Reiki is an applied gentle healing touch, not a manipulative touch. The hand positions are organized so that they are aligned with the major organs of the body, also described as energy center/ emotion centers/chakras. Most individuals experience a deep sense of calm as the Reiki energy flows through their system. In some instances, old patterns including emotions may come to the surface for healing. Your first session with a Healing Touch Therapist lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours. Typically, 1-2 additional sessions may be suggested.
How effective is Healing Touch?
Because of the effective results seen over recent years, Healing Touch is now part of patient care systems in more than 25 hospitals, in the United States. Healing Touch skills are becoming increasingly validated in health care systems around the country. Hospitals that support the practice of Healing Touch as part of their Integrative Health Care system, have found that it facilitates the return of compassion to the forefront of patient care. Hospitals, nursing and medical schools, and allied health professions throughout the world are increasingly embracing Integrative Medicine as consumer demand multiplies and as research supports its use. Healing Touch has had an active research program for over 10 years and more than 50 Healing Touch studies have been completed at universities, medical centers, and in other settings. For more information on healing touch go to www.healingtouchinternational.com for research studies. Healing Touch is a complementary (or integrative) energy therapy which is also known as Reiki. It can be used in conjunction with traditional therapies or as a stand-alone treatment.