The healing power of Reiki


It’s okay to be a skeptic about certain things. Especially alternative healing practices. That skepticism makes you do your research and even makes you venture to try the very thing that you’ve been doubting. That’s how I approached Reiki when I was first introduced to it by my wife.


I was skeptical because I’m a science guy. Our healthcare system is based on science, and many of the alternative therapies we enjoy in our lives sometimes don’t have the “science” to back it up. But what are the implications of that? Does it mean we can’t trust in anything that hasn’t had numerous formal scientific studies? What if something just makes you feel good, but you don’t necessarily know why? Sometimes you just have to experience it for yourself, and listen to people that talk about their own positive experiences. And that’s what I did. That was my introduction to Reiki.


So, you ask, what is Reiki? It’s a Japanese form of energy healing that was established back in the early 1900’s. It’s founded on the principle that we all have a life force energy that moves through us constantly. When a person’s life energy is low and out of balance they become more susceptible to mental and physical illness, and generally just feel bad. The goal of Reiki is to restore and balance the life force energy.


Reiki is used to provoke positive effects on the mind and body, with the goal of promoting relaxation. Many people report reduced stress levels and even pain. Everyone has a different experience during their session. Some people report physical sensations such as tingling or warmth over parts of the body that the practitioner has placed their hands over. Reiki can also trigger profound emotional responses that range from crying to laughing. Not to worry, though, your practitioner will ensure you are in a safe and supportive environment whatever your experience.


You may be surprised to find out there is such a thing called Medical Reiki. It is being offered in some American hospitals, including the use of a Reiki practitioner in the operating rooms during certain procedures. The Mayo Clinic has a program that incorporates Reiki into patient care. Check out the link below for more information:


https://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/volunteers/minnesota/service-areas/integrative-healing-enhancement


So, if you’re feeling low energy or in pain why not try the power of Reiki. Call Salted Desert today and make your appointment. During your session, you are fully clothed and get to relax in your own private room with glowing views of our beautiful, Himalayan salt wall. With your permission, the Reiki practitioner may implement other elements such as aromatherapy and the use of crystal gourds. Hope to see you soon.


Stay safe and be well,


Nurse Pete