Reiki works as a form of alternative therapy commonly referred to as energy healing.  It originated in Japan and has been around since the late 1800’s.  It involves the transfer of universal positive energy for body wellness.  This traditional healing modality is offered with the intent of manipulating the flow of energy through the client’s body. Worry and stress in our daily lives affects our energy centers, or chakras, and they become blocked, meaning the energy does not flow freely through our bodies.  Blockages or negative energy can be experienced as a response to traumatic life experiences, stress, illness, emotional challenges and environmental factors. This can lead to feeling fatigue, brain fog, illness or just an overall feeling of being off balance. Chakras get blocked by negative energy that is unable to release from the body. During Reiki the chakras can be cleansed, aligned and balanced to promote improved health.


Unlike massage, Reiki is a gentle hands-off technique, focusing on stimulating energy flow rather than working the soft tissue and muscles.  This movement of energy is done to improve mental, emotional and physical health while clearing away negative energy.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki is touted for its stress reduction and ability to ease tension (relaxation).  It can also improve mental clarity, release stress, reduce anxiety and decrease tension, manage pain, remove emotional blockages, decrease depression, promote good sleep habits, and  help with spiritual growth.  It restores peace and harmony to your mind, body and spirit.  Reiki acts as a channel for positive universal life forces to help support an individual’s natural ability to heal.


Reiki is a beautiful holistic healing modality that promotes self-healing, personal empowerment and well-being.

Is reiki Used in medical settings?

Reiki is offered at more than 800 hospitals.  It is used in children hospitals, cancer centers, surgical centers and general care hospitals for people of all ages. Reiki does not involve the use of medication so there are no negative side effects; therefore, it is becoming a popular form of integrative therapy in hospitals. Some of the more prestigious hospitals and clinics that offer Reiki are:


  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute, MA
  • Mayo Clinic,  MN
  • University Medical Center, AZ
  • Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, MA
  • Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, CT
  • Columbia University Medical Center for Children , NY
  • MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Center, TX
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NY
  • Duke University, NC
  • Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute , NJ
  • Hartford Hospital Integrative Medicine, CT
  • Portsmouth Regional Hospital, NH
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA

What can I expect from a reiki session?

Reiki at Natural Therapy is held in a peaceful setting with relaxing music. You may sit in a comfortable recliner or lie on a table, fully clothed.  Most clients feel a sense of relaxation and peace. The mind may feel calm and your physical body relaxed.  Clients often fall asleep during the session due to the relaxed state. You receive all of the benefits of the session, sleeping or awake. Reiki enhances wellness by helping your body balance itself, and it enables you to take an active role in your health. Essential Oils are offered for additional aromatherapy purposes if the you desire.

Take a holistic approach to your health and well-being.  Schedule a Reiki session with Lori today.