Holistic Therapies: Reiki Therapy Services
Orange Regional Medical Center is pleased to offer Reiki Therapy to patients as one of our holistic treatments within our complementary therapy program.
Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle healing discipline that promotes comfort and rest through balancing the body’s energy centers and harnessing the Universal Life Force/ Energy that is always abundantly flowing all around and through us. Though mostly invisible to the naked eye, it is keenly felt through the positive balancing sensations physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Benefits of Reiki Therapy in a Hospital Setting
Patients in the hospital setting experience many stressors that can weaken the function of the immune system and interfere with healing. Reiki Therapy focuses on restoring the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual capacities of each individual while enhancing the healing process.
There are numerous benefits of Reiki Therapy, including:
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Deep relaxation
- Alleviating pain
- Improving blood circulation
- Accelerating recovery
- Reducing side effects from surgery and long-term illness
Drawing from this life force, Reiki Therapy ia a natural approach to healing and wellness by channeling energy. This form of therapy promotes healing to the mind, body and soul.
Reiki is a complementary healing therapy that, when combined with traditional therapy as prescribed by a physician, promotes relaxation and comfort. Reiki is not a cure. It is a relaxation technique that releases and restores energy flow, allowing the body’s own natural healing ability to work.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Reiki Therapy work?
Conducted in a quiet environment, the patient will sit or lie comfortably, fully clothed while a certified Reiki Practitioner conducts a session. The Reiki Practitioner will place his/her hands lightly on or just above the patient’s body, typically corresponding to their energy centers, also known as Chakra’s. These energy centers vibrate and spin at different frequencies ranging from the top of the head/crown and along the spinal column to the base/tailbone. Other places of light contact may be along the arms, legs and feet. When receiving a session from an accredited Orange Regional Reiki Practitioner, these energy centers return to a more balanced state. Some patients report feeling a deep sense of comfort, rest, radiant warmth and a reduction in pain.
Why should I consider Reiki Therapy?
Reiki Therapy has been used worldwide for health and healing since the late 1800’s. Reiki has gained popularity more recently in the United States for its effectiveness in healthcare practices due to its ability to relieve tension, reduce stress and improve sleep while encouraging the body to heal itself naturally.
Is Reiki Therapy safe?
Reiki Therapy is very safe. It is a non-invasive, relaxing technique with little to no physical contact.
Is Reiki Therapy available for all ages?
Yes, Orange Regional offers Reiki Therapy to patients of all ages.
How will I feel after a Reiki Therapy session?
Each person responds to Reiki Therapy individually. Feelings can range from refreshed and relaxed to comfortable and stress free. There is growing scientific data that supports the effectiveness of Reiki Therapy and some healthcare professionals find it to be useful in helping reduce stress and anxiety which, in turn, allows the body to heal more quickly.
Is there a fee for Reiki Therapy?
Reiki Therapy is a free service offered by Orange Regional during a patient’s hospital stay.
How long is a Reiki session?
Sessions typically run 15 minutes to 1 hour.
Request An Reiki Therapy Session
Patients should notify their physicians to request a Reiki Therapy session. Upon physician approval, a session will be arranged within 48 hours. Once scheduled, a certified Registered Nurse Reiki Practitioner will conduct your Reiki Therapy session in your room.
For more information about our free Reiki Therapy program, please speak with your physician or contact the Reiki Therapy Program Coordinator at 845-333-2105.
Orange Regional’s Reiki Therapy program was made possible by the Holistic Health Consultants of the Hudson Valley with generous funding from the Corinne Feller Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and Awareness.
In addition to our complementary holistic services, we offer many other programs and services that help to heal and support patients and their families. From spiritual and religious support to our specialized staff members available to give special attention to our patients and visitors.
Should you have any questions about your stay at Orange Regional Medical Center or about planning to visit a family or friend who is a patient, do not hesitate to contact us at 845-333-1000.
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