Updated: Feb 24
Reiki, as a modality for deep relaxation, activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the system that activates after we have experienced a 'fight or flight' event.
The parasympathetic nervous system is also referred to as the ‘rest and digest’ system as it functions to conserves the body’s natural activity and relaxes the individual once an emergency has passed.
Reiki, when used as a complimentary therapy alongside conventional medicine, aids recovery and healing. Reiki offers the love and compassion often diluted by the demands of highly focussed 'task driven' medical intervention.
Surgery and medical procedures in general, are experienced as 'an emergency situation' by the body.