Reiki is considered to be a complementary medicine healing technique that was developed in the early 1900’s by Mikao Usui. It is a translation of two Japanese words, “rei” which  means universal and “ki” which means the vital life energy. It is  a healing modality that helps a person to  feel relaxed and less stressed.

Each reiki session takes approximately 50 minutes. The patient lays fully clothed on a massage table and the person who is performing reiki places their hands either directly on or just above the patient’s body. This allows for the transfer of energy from the practitioner’s hands to the patient. This transfer of energy increases the flow  and balance of energy through the body in order to help it heal.

The benefits of reiki include:

  • Brings on a meditative state
  • Promotes post-surgery healing
  • Increases the immune system
  • Diminishes pain
  • Promotes natural self-healing

Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Integrative Health Center offers reiki to our patients. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 718-206-6914.

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