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Reiki is a gentle, healing technique that promotes comfort and relaxation. Reiki treats the whole person-body, mind and spirit- and can help create a sense of peace and well-being.

Photo: Volunteer giving reiki to a patient.

Reiki complements medical treatment. It is non-intrusive and does not interfere with religious beliefs.

What does Reiki feel like?

Reiki is given through gentle touch but can be performed without the use of touch. While the client is seated or lying down and fully clothed, the practitioner's hands are paced along the body’s energy centers and pathways. The recipient may feel a number of sensations: warmth, light tingling, coolness. Often a deep sense of relaxation begins during a Reiki session.

Benefits of Reiki may include…
  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Temporary relief of pain and muscle tension
  • Promotion of  the body's self-healing abilities
  • A heightened sense of well being
Reiki at Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon, NH

Reiki is offered in the outpatient clinic areas and the inpatient oncology unit of Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon, NH. This service is managed by Patient and Family Support Services and performed by our DHMC family of trained volunteers. 

This program and others like it are offered through Support Services and supported by the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center and through private donations.