Reiki at Third Space Wellness Centre

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What is Reiki and Therapeutic Touch?

Reiki is a spiritual healing art for stress reduction and relaxation. Rei means God Wisdom or Higher Power. Ki is the Life Force Energy. Reiki can be traced back to ancient Tibet, more than 5000 years ago. In the mid-80’s, Dr. Usui of Japan rediscovered the Reiki technique. It is a gentle Holistic Healing practice in which restorative Life force energy called Ki is directed from the practitioner’s palms to the recipient. Ki flows within our physical body through pathways to nourish our organs, tissues and cells while supporting their vital functions. When the Ki flow is disrupted, it causes the functioning within the physical body to diminish, and results in disease and illnesses. Reiki can harmonize and balance the Ki of the person by removing blocked or stagnant energy, and allow the natural flow of this Life Force restore back to a state of optimum health and vitality.

Therapeutic Touch® is a holistic, evidence-based therapy that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being in all aspects of the individual: body, mind, and spirit. Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a contemporary interpretation of several ancient laying-on-of-hands healing practices. Delores Krieger, PhD, RN, and Professor of New York University’s School of Nursing, and her mentor Dora Kunz, President of the Theosophical Society of America and Natural Healer, developed and standardized the technique in the 1970s, and designed the curriculum for teaching TT in nursing schools, universities, and hospitals. TT is categorized as a biofield energy therapy by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Biofield therapies are techniques that intend to affect energy fields that surround and penetrate the human body. Based on the assumptions that the complex fields of energy in human beings are in constant interaction with the energy fields of the environment and others, when people are sick, injured, or emotionally upset, their energy field becomes unbalanced or depleted. TT draws in the Universal healing energy to open and balance the energy flow to promote health and healing.   TT is not a substitute for medical treatment or cure disease, but rather to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. TT complements conventional medical care and other therapies such as acupressure, massage, physiotherapy, and psychotherapy

What can a person expect from a Reiki session?

A Reiki session is about an hour long. The client is fully clothed while relaxing comfortably on the massage table. Reiki is delivered through light hand-positions on the body or a few inches above it. The receiver may experience the energy flow, often in the form of tingling sensations, warm or cool body temperature. The person will feel a profound sense of relaxation.

What are some of the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki is simple, gentle and highly effective. It stimulates the body’s natural healing process, and restores the overall physical, mental and emotional well-being. Reiki works in conjunction with all other medical and therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promotes faster recovery. Some benefits include stress-relieve, pain reduction, better sleep, lower blood pressure, feeling a deep sense of joy, peace and balance. Be ready to experience a true harmony of mind-body-spirit.

What are some of the benefits of Therapeutic Touch?

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Relieves tension headache and reduces pain
  • Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol level
  • Improves sleep
  • Speeds up recovery and healing of physical injuries
  • Fosters an overall sense of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being


You can book a Reiki or Therapeutic Touch session with Regina Leung at Third Space Wellness Centre.

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