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How Reiki Can Help You Chill Out When Life Gets Crazy

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We all know that feeling. The one where you’re so stressed out that you can’t even think straight. Your mind is racing, your heart is pounding, and you just want to scream or escape to a deserted island.

If you’re feeling this way, you’re not alone. Stress is a normal part of life, but it can become chronic if you don’t find ways to manage it.

That’s where Reiki comes in. Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that can help you relax and de-stress. It’s a safe and gentle way to restore your sense of calm and peace.


How does Reiki work?

Reiki practitioners believe that we all have an energy field that surrounds and permeates our bodies. When this energy field is blocked or unbalanced, it can lead to physical, emotional, and spiritual problems. Reiki helps to unblock and balance the energy field, allowing the body to better heal itself.


So How Can Reiki Help You Chill Out?  Here Are a Few Ways:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety: Reiki can help to calm the mind and body, which can reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Promote relaxation: Reiki can help you relax and de-stress by promoting a feeling of deep relaxation.
  • Relieve pain: Reiki can help to relieve pain by increasing circulation and promoting the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers.
  • Boost the immune system: Reiki can help to boost the immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells.
  • Improve sleep: Reiki can help you sleep better by promoting relaxation and reducing stress.
  • Increase feelings of peace and well-being: Reiki can help you feel more peaceful and content by balancing your energy field and promoting a sense of well-being.


So, What’s The Big Deal with Reiki?

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Reiki is gaining popularity because it’s a safe, gentle, and effective way to improve your health and well-being.  And best of all, it’s a natural way to heal that doesn’t involve any drugs or surgery.

Reiki is also being used in hospitals, both for people and for pets. In hospitals, Reiki is often used to help people who are going through surgery, chemotherapy, or other treatments. It can also be used to help people who are in pain or who are feeling stressed or anxious.

There is a growing body of research on Reiki. Some studies have shown that Reiki can help to reduce pain, improve sleep, and boost the immune system. Other studies have shown that Reiki can help to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and promote relaxation.  Check out this “Reiki is Better Than Placebo” Article.

Over the next decade, expect reiki to make its way more into mainstream medicine.  Check out this fascinating Mind Body Detox Podcast Episode Episode 61: Safe Space – Practicing Energy Healing In Integrity, touching on how Reiki may become a licensed modality with Midge Murphy (Energy Medicine Practitioner and lawyer.)

Here’s what you can expect from a Reiki session:

  • You’ll lie down on a massage table or other comfortable surface, fully clothed.
  • The Reiki practitioner will scan to locate any overactive or underactive energy or chi flow throughout the body
  • The Reiki practitioner will place their hands on or near your body, using a variety of hand positions & techniques geared to balance the flow of chi in and around the body.
  • You may feel a warm, tingling, or magnetic sensation, feel deeply relaxed, or you may not feel anything at all.
  • Reiki sessions typically last for 30-60 minutes.
  • After your Reiki session, you may feel calm, and relaxed, have a decrease in pain, experience mental clarity, or even just feel lighter.


Reiki is not a religion or a substitute for medical care

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It’s a complementary therapy that can be used alongside other treatments. If you’re interested in trying Reiki, be sure to find a reputable practitioner who is certified by a reputable organization.

At Firefly Hollow, we offer a Reiki Training program geared towards professionals as well as those who wish to just utilize reiki for themselves, their children, family, and pets.

You can check out our Free Intro to Reiki Webinar with our Reiki Instructors Kara Lovehart and Emily Weber to learn more OR come to experience Reiki for yourself at one of our quarterly donation-based Reiki Clinics.


Reiki Clinic: Get a Free Reiki Treatment from a Student Healer

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Are you looking to try reiki or drop by and get a reiki session? If so, then you should check out the Reiki Clinic at Firefly Hollow Wellness.

The Reiki Clinic is a donation-based event where you can get a free Reiki treatment from a student healer.

The Reiki Clinic is a great way to try Reiki for the first time or to get a refresher if you’ve had Reiki before. It’s also a great way to support the training of student healers.

How Does Reiki Clinic at Firefly Hollow Wellness Work?

To schedule a Reiki treatment at the clinic, register online through our events page, or call 717-814-9136 to RSVP.  Simply arrive at Firefly Hollow Wellness on the day of the clinic and ask for the receptionist. They will schedule you with a student healer and give you an appointment time.

Your treatment will last for 20 minutes. During the treatment, the student healers will be working with you alongside their reiki instructors.

After your treatment, we kindly ask you to complete a session feedback form.  This helps the students learn how to hone their techniques, bedside manner, and communication skills.

Many of our Reiki Clinic clients love the deep relaxation they experience as well as our gift of chocolate to send you on your way.


Other Benefits of Reiki:

  • Pain relief
  • Improved immune system function
  • Detoxification support
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased creativity
  • Spiritual Connection
  • Fantastic to use Alongside Personal Growth & Empowerment Work


How Much Does Reiki Clinic Cost?

The Reiki Clinic is donation-based. The suggested donation is $5-15, but anything you can give is appreciated. Donations help to support the training of student healers and the maintenance of Firefly Hollow Wellness.

So what are you waiting for? Come to the Reiki Clinic at Firefly Hollow Wellness and experience the healing power of Reiki for yourself!