Available for both inpatients and outpatients
Reiki is hands-on, administered through a gentle touch. While the patient is seated or lying down and fully clothed, the practitioner's hands are placed along energy centers and pathways on the head, neck, shoulders and upper chest, abdomen, legs, and feet (similar to those used by acupuncturists). As energy is transferred to the patient, the patient may feel warmth, coolness, gentle tingling, or just deep relaxation. For those in the final stage of life, it can provide a more peaceful "transition."
Research has shown that, in addition to deep relaxation, Reiki can help reduce anxiety, muscle tension and pain, can promote accelerated wound healing, wellness and a greater sense of well-being. It is useful during illness, after injuries, pre- and post-operatively, as well as for health promotion.
Location: Abington Memorial Hospital, ground floor, Buerger Building, Rehabilitation Medicine. (Reiki treatments for inpatients are done in the patient room)
Cost: $65/hour; $35/half-hour for inpatients or outpatients
To schedule an appointment: Bette Kryak, RN-BC, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, 215-481-4920,or email Bette.