Reiki is a Japanese energetic cleansing technique that supports relaxation and reduces stress. It is performed by a practitioner who uses their hands to detect areas within your energy field that are energetically imbalanced. Reiki is believed to be a pure energy that cleanses and energizes emotional and spiritual issues.

What is Reiki? 靈氣

The word Reiki (ray-key) is Japanese for “universal life energy”. It was developed nearly a hundred years ago by Mikao Usui after years of research into ancient texts on the idea of a “life force energy” in cultures around the world.

Reiki is a facilitated meditative practice that reduces stress and anxiety while promoting a positive attitude. The practitioner is a conduit between the pure, cleansing universal source energy and the client, providing spiritually guided life force energy through gentle energetic touch.

Reiki pairs well with other conventional services and treatments. Reiki can also be used by nurses, hair stylists, massage therapists, hospice workers, EMS responders, and other professions in conjunction with their regular duties. Patients and clients often respond with feedback that includes reduced stress and feelings of greater inner peace.

What to Expect From a Distance Reiki Session

We’ll meet using the video chat client Zoom at a scheduled time. You will need to be in a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed, with a steady internet connection.

You’ll sit in a chair or lie down comfortably just as you would in a practitioner’s office, with your own pillows or blankets if you like. I may play soft music at a specific frequency, and then we will begin.

I will help you settle into a state of relaxation using a guided meditation. Then I will slowly work on your energetic field starting from the crown of your head down to your feet using distance reiki. In the meantime, you just relax and receive.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Reiki is not part of any religion. Many cultures acknowledge the idea of a life-force energy. In China it is called “chi.” In Japan, it is called “qi.” In India, it is called “prana.” Reiki works within your energy field somewhat along the lines of other holistic modalities such as acupuncture, reflexology, or cranial sacral therapy.

The most common reaction is to feel incredibly relaxed. The energy has a subtle gentleness that is somehow familiar and completely natural. You may find yourself drifting into a daydream, or even dozing off. Enjoy it. After the session is complete and you return to your everyday life, you may notice a feeling of freshness, sudden intuitive insights, an improved ability to manage stress, or an inexplicable lifting of mental fog.

Reiki is gentle and non-intrusive, so it is safe for everyone. Many people seek Reiki for relaxation and stress relief. Because it is such an effective stress-buster, you may find that it reduces physical symptoms brought on by or made worse by stress. Reiki treatments are also sought after for emotional and spiritual balancing.

Some benefit is often felt right away. If we’re focusing on some specific issues, I recommend four sessions.

Coming into an office for an in-person reiki or crystal healing is a great experience. But these energies can be just as effective when done over a distance. I’ve been on the receiving end of this myself and it was just as wonderfully effective as if it were done in person.

Reiki practitioners receive attunements that are passed down from teacher to student. My attunement lineage is that of the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition. It can be traced back to to Mikao Usui who developed the practice back in 1937.

Reiki works on all levels: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.

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