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Expert advice from a Saratoga Reiki practitioner! This helpful guide to Reiki benefits is brought to you by Gina Clemente, a certified Advanced Reiki practitioner serving Saratoga and the surrounding areas.
"If we do not take the time to release our stress and anxiety naturally it will manifest itself into our physical body in the way of illness."

As we all are trying to find more ways to live healthier happier lives, I constantly hear the same comments over and over from men and women. “I don’t have time to take for myself... I’m always taking care of mom, the kids, my husband, aunt etc... I’m so stressed, tired and overwhelmed.”

Taking care of ourselves -- whether it by exercise, meditation, diet, long walks, massage or Reiki -- is ESSENTIAL to living a happier healthier life.  If we do not take the time to release our stress and anxiety naturally it will manifest itself into our physical body in the way of illness.  If that happens, what benefit are we to ourselves or our loved ones who count on us daily.

Our body is designed not just of tissue, bones, organs, muscles etc., it also has an incredible energy system.  It is similar to a stream constantly flowing throughout our bodies.  If our energy is “slowed down, drained or blocked” we are very likely to get sick.  If it is free flowing we maintain good health and an overall positive feeling of well-being.

Feeling stressed out? Stress is often caused by our thoughts and feelings that conflict with what is naturally good.  These include worry, fear, anger, doubt and anxiety.  Any of these emotions experienced on a continual basis can block our body’s natural ability to repair, heal and protect itself.  Approximately 75% of all visits to the doctors are the results to our body’s reaction to stress. Illness such as high blood pressure, digestive disorders, respiratory and heart conditions can be created due to excess stress.

What can Reiki do? Reiki is a gentle, non-intrusive stress reduction technique and holistic health care method that easily compliments traditional medicine.  Reiki is performed by a certified practitioner who places their hands on your (fully clothed) body.  The energy passes through the practitioners hands to the person.  Usually this is performed on a massage table.

As with any holistic healing method, it is the person who will determine how the Reiki energy is to be used to best benefit them. Reiki can accelerate the healing process, help with pain management, balance subtle energy flows in your body.  Reiki is simple and easy to do.  Most Reiki sessions last about an hour.  It is very common for a client to doze off into a peaceful rest and let the energy do the work.  People are often surprised by how comforting and rested they feel after just one session.  Most people once they try it eagerly look forward to the next session. 

The benefits of Reiki are quite great.  Whether you or someone you care about is suffering from emotional stress, such as the loss of a loved one or a divorce, mental stress from work or physical stress from aliments such as high blood pressure, back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches etc. -- Reiki could very well help you get back to living a healthier and happier life!

Gina Clemente, Certified Advanced Reiki Practitioner

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