Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Donna Magtibay and I am the one who provides Reiki at the DAHLC. For those of you unfamiliar with Reiki, I would like to offer an explanation given by my mentor Diane Anderson: “Reiki is an alternative therapy that uses gentle touch to help the individual relax enabling the body systems to move into a state of balance and harmony.” People receiving Reiki often express a sense of connection to their own innate spirituality, or inner source of meaning. There is, however, no religious belief system attached to Reiki. Reiki is a type of practice.
A Reiki session may last 30 to 60 minutes. The room is dimly lit with soft music playing in the background. During the session, the recipient remains fully clothed; covered with a light sheet or blanket. Reiki is a passive practice involving no tissue manipulation or massage. The practitioner's hands are quiet for the most part, moving only to change hand placements. The practitioner’s hands may either rest lightly on the recipient’s body or hover just above the body depending on the recipient’s preference. The recipient may experience sensations of heat, cool, tingling with some experiencing no particular sensations. Almost all experience a sense of balance and relaxation. The Reiki practitioner remains neutral allowing the recipient to apply meaning to the Reiki experience.
Learn more about Reiki by clicking here or schedule your appointment by calling 507-266-4688.
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