Healing Touch and Reiki

Healing Touch and Reiki are relaxing, biofield energy-based therapies that use gentle touch to support and balance the energy system in and around the body. They support your body’s natural ability to heal, working with standard medical care. This is not massage; there is no manipulation of tissue.

Healing Touch and Reiki are spiritual in nature, meaning that love and compassion are an important part of the practice, but they are not religious. Members of many religions — including Christianity, Islam, Hindu and Judaism — use Reiki and Healing Touch and find them compatible with their religious beliefs.

The benefits of these therapies include:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Improved healing
  • Reduced pain, anxiety and stress
  • Beneficial during preparation or recovery from surgery
  • A sense of well-being
  • Comfort and peaceful transition during end-of-life care
  • Support well-being while receiving debilitating medical treatment (chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, kidney dialysis)
  • These techniques are safe for all ages

Differences and Similarities: Healing Touch and Reiki have different training programs and may use different hand placements. Both techniques promote relaxation and boost a person's self-healing abilities physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Cost: Free (provided by volunteers).

Eligibility: Cancer patients receiving treatment (chemo/radiation) at CentraCare.

Registration: Make an appointment at 320-229-5100.

Recent Cancer Care Articles: See All Cancer Care Articles

Featured Patient Story

Lymphoma: Raine's Story Healing Touch and Reiki Patient Story
"I was lucky enough to develop a condition that led to a required colonoscopy. I wasn’t yet fifty and wouldn’t have elected to get one. However, that led to early detection of my cancer and I believe saved my life. There is no reason to wait or put it off."
Read Full Story