Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, a type of alternative medicine.
Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.
Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.
Reiki aids in healing by helping people become energetically balanced — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually."
The health benefits of Reiki
Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction and symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being. It can:
Bring on a meditative state.
Foster tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery.
Stimulate your body’s immune system.
Promote natural self-healing.
Relieve pain and tension.
Support the well-being of people receiving traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and kidney dialysis.
Studies show that reiki treatment may create feelings of:
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a mindfulness practice that differs from other types of meditation mostly due to a difference in goal.
“Meditation clears the mind to encourage the stillness,” says Fagenholz. “Hypnosis is intention-based; we want the mind to play and communicate back with us via images, colors, symbols, feelings, and so much more.”
While in a state of hypnosis, you’re more open to suggestions, which can make striking real progress and change more conceivable. “You have more direct access to your subconscious mind, which is otherwise heavily guarded,” says Fagenholz.
So if you’ve been resistant to a type of change—consciously or subconsciously—tapping into this state allows the therapist to help you “shift patterns, behaviors, beliefs, or how you feel,” while looking into emotional triggers.
What is hypno-reiki?
Why put these two practices together? The idea is that it gets you into a “ready to receive” state. “When the mind is in a state of hypnosis, the subconscious receives the healing energy easier without resistance,” says Stone. “Together, both practices have longer-lasting effects and the client gets a deeper connection.”