The Power Of Touch

Hollywood over several decades has subtly exposed the world to Reiki whether you know it or not. Whether it was Starman with Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen, The Karate Kid, The Matrix, Elektra, Hellboy, or numerous other blockbuster films depicting the power of human contact, Reiki has been a Hollywood co-star. What appeared miraculous on the big screen, is  within the grasp of anyone willing to devote time and energy to his or her own self growth and awareness.

Reiki is a complimentary medicine that incorporates the use of universal energy. A trained Reiki practitioner is able to transfer universal  energy through his or her hands and allow that energy to help assist the client. I have personally seen Reiki alleviate pain, lower blood pressure, stop or reduce tremor, calm a person down, or rejuvenate someone feeling fatigued.

Reiki is very much like explaining an emotionally moving photograph, a sunset, a song, or a work of art; you can talk about it all you want but not until you experience it for yourself can you fathom the raw power that it has to offer.

A standard Reiki session can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours. The client either sits in a chair or lies on a massage table, fully clothed, as the practitioner lightly touches the energetic centers of the body. Clients will usually fall into a deep refreshing sleep and wake feeling better than when they arrived.

I was a skeptic, about 13 years ago, but I tried it. Since then, I have taken classes and worked on hundreds of clients and seen astounding results. I am now a Reiki Master but I continue to learn. For me, Reiki has given me back parts of my life that I might never have gotten back. Parkinson’s patients, especially one who has had it for over 20 years, aren’t  supposed to get better according to the  medical community. Reiki is the only explanation.

It’s not magic nor is it surgery.  Reiki is a practice that you can learn to do yourself or find a practitioner who can help address your issues. I encourage you to explore what Reiki can do for you.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, ASoftVoice.com. He is a Community Team Member to ParkinsonsDisease.net and is a contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. His blog, ASoftVoice.com, has been recognized four years in a row by Healthline.com as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! Healthline.com also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! FeedSpot.com has recognized ASoftVoice.com for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

Posted on February 9, 2012, in Education & Support, Health, Parkinson's Disease, Reiki and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I totally agree; tai chi is very similar to the Reiki practice. I love them both, equally, I have to say:)) Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:))

  2. My husband has been going through the Parkinson’s experience for the past 8 years. I am a Reikimaster/Teacher and a PanguShengong Teacher/Practitioner. My husband is active, energetic, participates in biking, golfing, hiking. We are blessed with joyful days as we share the energy of Reiki and Pangu. All those to whom I give reiki/pangu sessions feel less stressed and more hopeful after having a session.
    I know that it works. We live it every day.

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