What Is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural, safe and holistic healing method that utilizes universal life force energy to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.

The word Reiki (pronounced “ray key”) is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

As a natural therapy, it gently helps the body bring balance to the root cause of disease and imbalance. It can be used effectively to work with physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and energetic conditions. Reiki is non-invasive and can work along with other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

What Does Reiki Do?

Reiki works with your energetic, physical and emotional conditions to heal imbalances on all levels.

Benefits of a Reiki Healing Session:
  • Increase in overall energy and vitality
  • Increased relaxation
  • Stress reduction both personally and professionally
  • Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balancing
  • Increases your overall sense of well-being
  • Clears mental and emotional blocks
  • Reduces the side effects from surgery or chemotherapy
  • Physical and energetic cleansing
  • Reduces anxiety and fatigue
  • Helps with insomnia and sleeping more peacefully
  • Strengthens your immune system by detoxifying your body
  • Increased clarity for decision making
  • Helps with any issues or imbalances in your life
  • Aids in recovery from grief and loss
  • Relieves symptoms from any kind of medical care you may be receiving
  • Aids in breaking addictions
  • Can be used in addition to your other preventative care
  • Offers physical, mental, emotional and spiritual support
  • Reduces physical pain due to (but not limited to):
    • Arthritis
    • Eczema
    • Athsma
    • Back injuries
    • Sports injuries
    • Sciatic
    • Joints
    • Digestion issues
    • Migraines and headaches
    • Nerve and/or muscle damage
  • And many more

How Is Reiki Different Than Other Therapies?

Reiki is holistic and works with more than just the symptoms you are experiencing. It targets the root cause of imbalances and helps to restore your body’s natural ability to heal and creates balance.

How Do I Know Reiki Is Right For Me?

If you have that nagging feeling that something in your life or body is out of balance or you feel like you are struggling within yourself or your environment, then you have found Reiki at the right perfect time for you. The fact that you are reading this could be the sign that you are ready for healing and desire to experience growth.

I’m Pregnant, Is Reiki Safe For Me?

Absolutely! Reiki is safe and can be very beneficial for a pregnant woman and her child.

Reiki can be used to help:

  • Reduce fatigue
  • Stimulate healthy development
  • Relieve any pains you are experiencing
  • Facilitate a connection between mother and child
  • Reduce post-partum depression
  • Accelerate healing after delivery
  • Milk production or formula absorption
  • Balance colic

Reiki can also help prepare you for conception by reducing stress and help stimulate the reproductive cycles of you and your partner.

**You will not be asked to lie down on your back after the 1st trimester

**Always consult your doctor if you are in any way concerned about you or your baby.

What Can I Expect During A Reiki Session?

A Reiki session is usually very relaxing. You will complete a confidential client history form that outlines the areas in your body and life that you would like the session to focus on. This will also help me to monitor your progress from session to session. Once you have asked any questions you have, we will then proceed with either the in-person or distance session (explained below). At the end of the session, we can discuss any further questions you may have.

There are no set number of Reiki sessions required and if you have an intuitive sense of when a session is needed, please listen to that. Instead of waiting until something is bothering you, it is recommended that you receive Reiki to help prevent or minimize the effects of the issue.

Allowing your body to decide what needs to be healed is most important. This means that your well-being is always respected while ensuring you are getting the best possible results.

During a session, I am an observer and vessel for the life force energy that flows through me and my hands into you while your body focuses on what is ready to be healed. Reiki always flows to where it is needed most. It is important to remember that Reiki can never do any harm and is always working for the highest good of all.

What Can I Expect During An In-Person Reiki Session?

A Reiki session begins by having a conversation about your expectations from the session and what you would like to see improved in your body, mind and life. Detailed notes are taken so your progress can be monitored. Any questions you have will be answered then.

You will then lie down on a treatment/massage table, fully clothed, with your comfort being of utmost importance prior to our session beginning. Pillows and a blanket are provided as necessary. Soft relaxing music will play in the background to help you center and clear your mind.

I will set the intention that your body will draw in the Reiki energy needed to balance and heal for your highest good. I will then begin by holding my hands in various positions just above your body. The session is then conducted in silence. The sensations you receive during a session will vary because it is your own personal experience. Some people may notice thoughts coming and going. Some may feel heat and/or cold during the session, this is common. Sometimes people feel nothing at all or even fall asleep during the session. All experiences are perfect and Reiki energy is always working as it should.

When the session is complete, I will quietly let you know and have you take your time as you gently wake up and focus on the present. I will provide you with a glass of water and answer any questions that may have come up during the session.

What Can I Expect During a Distance Reiki Session?

Reiki can be performed from a distance! You can receive the session from the comfort of your own home or wherever you choose and can be effectively performed from any distance, whether you are across the city, or in a different country.

You will relax quietly for the session time you have requested, whether it’s a 30 or 45 minute session. After that time you can allow yourself time to focus on the present and begin to move about. I will then contact you and be available to answer any questions that may have come up.

If you are unable to find a quiet place to relax, you are can continue with your regular daily activities without interruption. Reiki will not interfere and you will receive Reiki energy just as powerfully as if you were at in in-person session or relaxing and lying quietly.

Additionally, Reiki energy can also be requested for your friends, family, pets, to a problem or even a challenge in your life. It can also help with past or future events, such as weddings, exams, etc.

If you are sensitive to energy and have experienced ‘feeling’ energy before in terms of tingling, heat, pressure, etc., then you’ll be able to feel it just as though you were at an in-person session.

Benefits of a Distance Reiki Session

  • Can be used in emergency situations.
  • Can be performed on anyone who lives anywhere in the world.
  • Allows you to stay in the comfort of own home.
  • It’s great for young children and animals since you don’t have to bring them to a session and they don’t have to be still.

Distance sessions are highly effective and are completely safe. There are no known conflicts to treatment and they can be used along with your other healthcare needs and lifestyle choices. Everyone can benefit from receiving a distance session.

Is Reiki Religious?

No, Reiki is not a religion nor is it religious in nature and is not affiliated with any religious organization. Reiki is universal energy and therefore works whether you believe in it or not. Reiki promotes harmony among all living things.

To learn more about the origin of Reiki and its founder, Dr. Mikao Usui, please visit:



I am not a medical professional and therefore I do not diagnose, prescribe, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I also do not consult with medical professionals on your behalf. Reiki is not a substitute for medical care and you should always consult with the appropriate healthcare practitioner in case you have any medical conditions or concerns.

It is ultimately you, the client, who is doing all of the healing. It is my responsibility to ensure that I represent this great and very natural process to the best of my ability.

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