Reiki for promotion of health and sleep quality in hospital nursing professionals

Rev Bras Enferm. 2022 Aug 15;75(5):e20210535. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2021-0535. eCollection 2022.
[Article in English, Portuguese]


Objectives: to know the repercussions of a Reiki therapy intervention on the sleep quality of nursing professionals working in a general hospital.

Methods: a qualitative-quantitative study conducted with 16 professionals from the nursing team of a hospital in northwest Paraná, who participated in an intervention consisting of six weekly Reiki sessions. Data collected from September, 2019 to March, 2020 through semi-structured interviews and application of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index before and after the intervention.

Results: better sleep quality, characterized by a reduction in the time to fall asleep and in nightmares, and an increase in sleeping hours.

Conclusions: reiki intervention had a positive impact on the sleep quality of participants.

MeSH terms

  • Health Promotion
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Qualitative Research
  • Sleep Quality
  • Therapeutic Touch*