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Reiki Benefits Aged Care Residents

May 26, 2017 0 Comments

Many elderly people struggle with physical and emotional discomforts on a day to day basis, and these greatly affect their overall quality of life. These conditions include arthritis, pressure sores, injuries, after affects of surgeries and other stressors associated with senior life. A way of alleviating these discomforts – and one that is growing in popularity – is the alternative therapy of Reiki.

What is Reiki?

Aged Care Resident Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist may channel energy to the client by means of touching, in order to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Appropriate and gentle touch brings about a feeling of connection and acceptance. Older people may crave this connection as many may feel isolated or no longer of value to those around them and society. Human touch can help to relieve feelings of loneliness and depression. One only needs to see the outstretched hands of elderly people in nursing homes as people visit and staff members attend to them.

This form of natural therapy have been enjoyed by millions of people because of the relief it brings to a number of distresses such as pain, anxiety, indigestion, and insomnia to name a few.

Benefits of Reiki for Seniors

Many elderly who have tried Reiki display enthusiasm for the treatment after one session. They look forward their next session as the treatments offer a relaxing experience. If you were to further create a relaxing atmosphere by dimming lights, playing soothing music, and choosing a distraction free environment – who knows what the enhanced benefits could be.

Reiki has been known to:

  • reduce stress
  • promote relaxation
  • support the immune system
  • aid better sleep patterns
  • balances the mind and emotions
  • enhances memory and mental clarity
  • reduce mood swings, fear, frustration, and outbursts of anger
  • relieve pain from migraine, arthritis, and sciatica

The medical profession are beginning to acknowledge the benefits and healing powers of Reiki. In fact, there are already a number of hospitals in the USA that offer Reiki training as a means to speed up the healing process, especially for aged care clients.

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