Hospice SLO County offers Reiki with trained practitioners for clients, caregivers, volunteers, and community members.

Reiki is a gentle, natural, and reassuring energy intended to support the healing process on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This service offers a space and time to relax deeply and surrender to receiving unconditional love.

Reiki is often experienced as a relaxing and powerful yet unobtrusive flow of healing energy. When in-person and with permission, the practitioner gently places their hands on the recipient laying comfortably on a warmed massage table. Many recipients report a sense of warmth and calm as well as a decrease in stress level during and after a Reiki session.

During the pandemic, our certified Reiki volunteers are offering distant Reiki until we can once again safely offer hands-on Reiki in-person. For distant Reiki we generally set a day and time with the client in advance and they prepare for the session by finding a quiet place and time during which they can relax and receive while the practitioner focuses on the client and sends Reiki. Sometimes we use a photograph provided by the client to “look into the eyes” and make a connection prior to beginning the session.

Reiki creates the space for improved health and enhanced quality of life. Reiki's use in hospitals, hospice and medical centers continues to grow. Reiki hands-on healing is a complementary adjunct to conventional medical practice.

Some of the benefits of Reiki include:

  • Increased vitality
  • Increased healing and reduced pain
  • Reduced stress
  • A natural deep sleep

All services are provided free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.