When you have a sinus infection or sore throat you may take a prescription drug or a throat lozenge. If you are anemic you may add an iron supplement to your health routine and speak with your primary care physician.

However, there are things you can do to help lift your emotional wellness and spirit that needs healing.

There are several complementary therapies that have been nurturing people’s souls for thousands of years. It is not always possible to measure the successes of these complementary therapies. The visible outcomes are when patients share the experiences with family and friends.

Complementary therapy like Reiki is not a choice between conventional medicine and complementary healing. It is important to continue seeing your Primary Care Physician and health specialists to control blood pressure, diabetes, and other health concerns.

If your mind is open to different types of therapies, you may want to add Reiki to help you with an overall sense of wellness and well-being.

Reiki is a healing technique that channels energy in a person’s own body to balance spiritual well-being. Reiki is derived from a combination of two Japanese words. “Rei” means “Higher Power” and “Ki” means “Life Force Energy.” Doctor Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist, began this form of channeling energy as a way to help patients heal the connection between mind and body in the 1800s.

The many benefits of Reiki are –

  • Creates deep relaxation and allows the body to release stress and tension
  • Accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities
  • Encourages better sleep
  • Helps to reduce blood pressure
  • Helps to relieve pain
  • Removes stagnant energy and brings the body into balance and harmony
  • Encourages the removal of toxins
  • Supports the immune system
  • Raises the vibrational frequency of the body
  • Encourages spiritual growth and emotional clearing

What a Reiki session looks like? A session can feel different for everyone. Some people report feeling a difference immediately and report feeling benefits after several sessions. It is normally very relaxing session. Participants usually become very  aware and present with yourself or they fall asleep while receiving.

Most people become very relaxed and sleep. While some may become emotional. Some become very chatty. Some have an incredible amount of energy. These are only a few sample what someone can experience after a Reiki session.

A Reiki session can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 90 minutes. It can consist of lying down comfortably on a massage table or sitting in a chair. The Reiki practitioner can either gently places hands on or just above the persons body. Participants do not have to remove any clothing. Respectful boundaries are kept at all times. There is no massaging or manipulating of the body during a session.

Reiki is not a religion. Reiki is a simple, natural complementary wellness method of spiritual healing and helps with self-improvement that most everyone can benefit from.

Disclaimer: In no way it is to be considered medical advice. Reiki is not a substitute for medical care. If you or your pet have a health related condition, and would like to use Reiki, first consult a licensed medical practitioner or licensed veterinarian, whichever the case may be, and follow the advice of your licensed medical professional in regards to the administration of Reiki for your particular health condition.

If you are interested in how you can benefit from a Reiki session, please schedule a FREE consultation with the Healing Place Medfield by calling 508 359-6463.


About the writer -Robin Bornstein is a certified Reiki I and II and certified Kundalini Reiki I, II, and III practitioner. Robin has been practicing professional Reiki since 2014. She developed an interest in Reiki out of her own personal spiritual growth and development. Robin specializes in helping children and adults to find relief from stress and pain through Reiki.

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