What is Reiki?

Overview

Founded by Mikao Usui in March 1922, Reiki is a Japanese healing technique designed to promote deep relaxation, stress reduction, and healing.  Reiki is a simple and natural method of spiritual healing that is suitable for anyone looking for a gentle and soothing energy healing modality.  

The term Reiki, consists of two Japanese kanji/words where Rei means Spiritual Wisdom and Ki means Life Force Energy.  Combined, it translates to "Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy".  The term Ki has the same meaning as Chi in Chinese and Prana in Sanskrit, which many people may have heard of. 

Reiki in Hospitals, Care Centers & Hospice

Reiki has gained tremendous support and momentum in recent years, and is now being offered at 800+ medical institutions and care facilities across the U.S.  Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic are few examples of major medical institutions where Reiki is a part of their integrative medicine and/or volunteer programs.  I am deeply grateful for the courage and incredible amount of work that Reiki practitioners and Teachers have put forth in bringing awareness of Reiki energy and making them accessible to those fortunate enough to discover them.  I look forward to seeing a similar momentum for Shamanic Healing in the near future.

What to Expect in a Reiki Session

A typical Reiki session lasts around 60 minutes and is offered either in-person or via distance.  Examples of benefits include:

  • Deep sense of relaxation and peace
  • Energetic clearing of the auric field and blockages of the chakras
  • Reduced anxiety, fatigue, and stress
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Synchronicities, revelations, and clarity
  • Overall sense of well-being and increase in energetic frequency

In-Person Sessions (Currently not offered)

In-person session starts off with a brief discussion to understand the areas of focus, and  transitions onto the Reiki portion of the session where the client lies down comfortably and fully clothed on a massage table, and the the Reiki energy is delivered above the various energy centers of the client's body (no touch at my practice).  The Reiki energy flows through the practitioner's hands for the client's highest and greatest good.  The energy is then received by the client which may feel anything from slight tingling sensations and warmth, as well as general sense of deep relaxation and peace.

Distance Sessions:

A distance session is handled slightly differently depending on the practitioner, but often involves connecting with the client via phone or video conferencing for the brief discussion, and the Reiki portion of the session is done in silence with the client lying down in the comfort of their own home.  I offer a guided meditation as part of my service, which helps in guiding the client into a state of relaxation for receiving the Reiki energy.  For the Reiki portion of the distance session at my practice, I lay out the chakra stones on the massage table exactly as I would in person session.  From there, I maintain the connection that has already been established, and proceed with all the hand placements exactly as I would in person.  Many clients appreciate distance sessions as a great alternative to in-person sessions, as they are able to get into an even deeper level of relaxation in the comfort of their own home, without the hassle of having to travel on location.

All clients will receive post-session debriefing of observations and messages received during the session.