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The Benefits of Reiki for the Elderly and Infirm

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What are the benefits of reiki

Can Reiki help my elderly relative who is in a Care Home?

Reiki is a holistic traditional Japanese energy healing practice. This ancient therapy technique has been known to provide numerous benefits to people of all ages, in more recent times it has gained popularity within the healthcare industry.  Where it has been brought into many care homes and hospices to help benefit the elderly and infirm.

Reiki has long been known as a relaxing, natural, gentle, and holistic complementary therapy. It uses very gentle light touch (hands on or hands off) techniques to channel loving life force energy and promoting relaxation and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Reiki can provide a sense of comfort and connection for those who may be feeling depressed, isolated, or alone. By providing a caring touch and a safe space for emotional expression, Reiki practitioners can help your loved one feel supported and valued during challenging and traumatic times.

The great thing about Reiki is that it has no known contraindications and can usually be used safely alongside existing medical treatments.

Reiki may be used to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and boost overall well-being. As people age in general they tend to experience more stress and anxiety due to various factors such as declining health, loss of loved ones, financial worries, pressures of daily living and so on. Reiki may help alleviate these symptoms by promoting relaxation and a sense of calm.


Another area where Reiki can be beneficial for the elderly is in improving sleep quality. Many older adults struggle with sleep issues such as insomnia or disrupted sleep patterns. Reiki may help promote better sleep by reducing stress levels and inducing a state of deep relaxation and calm.

Reiki may also be used to provide emotional support and comfort to the Infirm or those with dementia. With its gentle touch and calming effect, Reiki can provide comfort, support, and relief for those who are unable to express their feelings through more traditional methods. Reiki can help clients feel more at ease as it offers a loving, reassuring supportive energy.

Clients may feel more connected to themselves and others after and during the receiving of Reiki, which can be especially important during end-of-life care. By providing comfort and reassurance, Reiki may help to reduce any feelings of fear and help ease the transition of death for both the loved one and for those closest to them.

Overall, Reiki is an beneficial therapy for a loved one who is in a care home or hospice because it may be used with an aim to promote relaxation, improve sleep patterns, support overall physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, and provide comfort to those in need. Whether elderly or dealing with end-of-life issues or chronic illness, consider incorporating Reiki into the care plan of your loved one for a more holistic approach and a deeper level of support.

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