Reiki Therapy is well-documented for its ability to reduce body pain, induce deep relaxation and promote sleep; it can lower blood pressure and heart rate and decrease anxiety levels, amongst many other beneficial results.

While most people enjoy the comforting connection of a practitioner’s touch, Reiki can be administered, with equal success, by hovering hands just above the recipient’s body. For many Seniors, Reiki can provide a particularly advantageous therapy when one is living with chronic pain such as Arthritis, cancer, compressed disks, joint pain, skin irritations or wounds, edema, and other physical, as well as emotional, conditions that can make touching the body unbearable.

Hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and even retirement residences are increasingly integrating Reiki treatments as a complementary therapy in patient care plans because it is a gentle and non-invasive healing modality that can be used in conjunction with other allopathic medical protocols.

Massachusetts' Bingham Women's Hospital's website states, "Our data, based on feedback from patients, family members, and staff members who received Reiki sessions, as well as outside research, shows that Reiki promotes relaxation, relieves stress and anxiety, reduces pain and fatigue, and improves overall quality of life".

Many of my Senior clients feel an additional comfort knowing that they will remain fully clothed for the session and, if climbing up on a massage table is not possible, Reiki can be administered to them while sitting in a chair or in their hospital bed – or by distance.

Because of Reiki's numerous benefits, I am seeing an increased interest in Seniors booking Reiki Levels Classes so they can administer Reiki self- treatments and offer Reiki to their partners, family, friends and their pets. Said one of my Level 1 Senior Graduates, Joyce, "I took Karen's Reiki Course so I could give myself a Reiki "zap" in the middle of the night when I can't sleep. It is amazing how well it works. My dog, Princess, loves it too!"

If you would like more information or to book a Reiki Treatment, join one of my Reiki Levels Training & Certification Classes or to schedule an Information Session for your group or business, I would love to hear from you.

Namaste
KEW

woman performing reiki on a senior

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