10-Minute mini Reiki treatments heal too!

I spent 1/2 day last week at a Women’s Wellness Expo giving mini Reiki treatments!  Wow!  Nearly 4 hours of non-stop Reiki on dozens of individuals- most of whom had never received Reiki before, nor had ever heard of it.  This just happens to be my favorite environment for transmitting- those receiving have no preconceived notions about how it should feel or not feel.  And, not surprising, everyone felt something and were surprised and happy to have had the experience of “peaceful relaxation”.

Peaceful Relaxation!  Now there’s a concept.  We all need this right now.  Our world is speeding up and its difficult for most of us to keep up with it!  Many are finding it helpful to take the 10 or 15 minutes out of their daily activities to quiet themselves and just observe and LISTEN.  They find that they can indeed find that “peace” that they are looking for.  However, for others, peace is very elusive.  For this group, Reiki might be the answer to finding that quiet space and that peaceful feeling of complete relaxation!

If you are one that finds it difficult to relax, you might consider learning Reiki, so that you can transmit the healing Reiki energy to yourself when you are feeling stressed or challenged.  Yoga and meditation is also a great way to learn to quiet yourself and go within.

If your world has become too challenging – consider learning Reiki or taking a yoga class – where relaxation and peaceful feelings are the norm.  Your body and mind will love you for it!

Blessings for a beautiful 2012!


Mini-Reiki treatments

I have recently been asked for specifics on giving Reiki in “small doses” re mini-treatments such as we do as Reiki Therapists at the hospital.  Here are some tips:

Reiki mini-treatments or shorter than the normal one-hour full treatments are given in environments such as a hospital, hospice, or care center – mainly because of the nature of the environment as well as for those being treated.  These mini-treatments can be of any length.  15-20 minute treatments are appropriate for most hospital settings.

Our hospital Therapist teams usually give 15-20 minute treatments to patients and family members, and 10 minutes to working staff.  Even in the Emergency Department, this seems to work well.  If you will be giving Reiki in a quieter, undisturbed setting, than more time may be appropriate.  The patient’s condition is then the next factor for determining the length of treatment.  Always remember that “some Reiki is better than no Reiki” and that any Reiki will help.  Use your Reiki Intuition in treating patients.

As far as using the hand positions:

In the hospital setting, as well as hospice and care center environments, accessibility to the patient is always a factor.  It is rarely possible to have normal access for all 12 traditional hand positions and so modifications are almost always necessary. Remember that these hand positions were developed to give an overall treatment.  But receiving Reiki in this manner is not necessary.

In these environments, never ask a patient to turn over or to change their position. Instead, ask them to “just be comfortable”.  The therapist’s job then is to modify the treatment according to accessibility.  Sometimes, using two positions at the same time works well.  When the patient is lying on his back in a hospital bed, treat the front positions and ask Reiki to go to the back areas that you cannot access.  Reiki healing energy will always go to the area that needs “fixing” and will balance the body no matter what!  In some cases, you may get better results by just beaming from a distance.  Sometimes I use most of the 15 minutes just on “what hurts”.  Be flexible and know that Reiki will do its job.

Hope this is helpful.  I learn more about this amazing energy every day!

Please spread this information and help Reiki treat the world!


Hospital Reiki

I have been using Reiki healing energy almost daily for the past seventeen years.  I find that Reiki has become truly a part of me.  Being so attuned to the flow of Reiki, ….. how I think, respond, anticipate, and yes, heal…… is nearly second nature to me now.

I am a Reiki therapist volunteer and co-team leader at Banner Estrella Hospital (Banner Estrella Medical Center) here in Phoenix.  It has been two and a half years that I have been roaming the hospital, giving mini-Reiki treatments to patients, their families, hospital staff, and volunteers.  I am amazed at the personal satisfaction that I feel each week after spending a few short hours sending this simple, healing energy to those in need.

Am I so jazzed by this experience because of the simple act of giving?  Or is it because I am totally removed from myself as I give to those “strangers” who in some cases are in great, and immediate need of healing help?  Giving to people without any knowledge of outcome?  Giving just for the shear satisfaction of sending this beautiful, simplistic, powerful, healing energy?  Or does my “high” come from the feeling of being an integral part of the daily healing that goes on in this environment- the melding of the integrative with the allopathic?   Or is it all of the above?

I guess it doesn’t really matter……the feeling of being of help is all that is needed.

Banner Estrella is one of only a few hospitals in the Phoenix area that offers a Volunteer Reiki Therapist program.  This program was started three years ago with one therapist. Currently, we have an active team of therapists and others soon to join the team.  Those of us involved with Integrative therapies can see a great need and benefit for the patients as well as staff members.  Our doctors and nurses are supportive of our Reiki program and openly direct therapists to their patients.  We are now in the Emergency Department- my personal favorite- and in Pre-Op as well as most other areas of the hospital.

What a great day, is the day when I volunteer my Reiki at the hospital!

If you do Reiki, consider becoming a Reiki Therapist Volunteer by joining this valuable team effort.