The Healing Benefits of Reiki
Updated: Oct 25
Reiki is such a beautiful healing modality. It's natural, gentle, powerful, and pure, and it offers so many wonderful benefits.
I've been working with Reiki for 13 years, and I am always amazed at the ability of this energy to guide me, and to provide such a sense of peace and Well-Being to myself and to my clients.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for healing the mind and body, and strengthening one's connection to Spirit / Source.
'REI’ is known as the Divine Intelligence that guides creation in all its forms, and maintains the functioning of the entire Universe. Rei is a powerful, yet subtle energy; you can’t see it, but you can feel it.
‘KI’ refers to the life force energy that flows through all that lives.
It is the Higher Self called Rei that guides Ki in the technique for Reiki.
Reiki can therefore be called spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki is a pure, loving energy that is always working for the highest good of all. It is a holistic system of healing that anyone can benefit from.
How does Reiki work?
Reiki is offered by placing the hands on one's own body, on another being, or on an object.
In an in-person client session, the Reiki practitioner's hands can be touching the body, or they can be hovering a few inches away.
In a distance session, the Reiki practitioner uses a physical object that connects them to the energy of the recipient. I use a small piece of paper with my client's name on it to connect with them, along with some special crystals that enhance the flow of energy between us.
In either case, the Reiki practitioner simply holds an intention to open up to the energy of Reiki, and it begins to flow.
Reiki bathes the mind, body, and the auric field with pure, Universal life force. This energy is always available to each one of us. In a Reiki session, this powerful, intelligent life force flows through the recipient's mind and body, and allows healing to take place on all levels.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
The healing benefits of Reiki are immense. Working with Reiki on a regular basis is always ideal, as you have the advantage of a more consistent flow of this energy into your being. However, even one session can bring you back to your centre and support you in moving forward with more ease on your path.
Here are some of the wonderful benefits of Reiki:
• Supports your body's natural ability to heal
• Raises your vibrational frequency • Soothes the emotions • Balances the energy centers in the body • Helps relieve pain and tension • Clears the mind and helps you focus in daily life with more ease • Induces deep relaxation • Helps relieve stress • Provides a sense of grounding • Helps you tune into your spiritual guidance and intuitive abilities • Supports deeper sleep • Helps you cultivate a sense of trust in yourself and in the Universe
• Supports spiritual growth • Promotes peace and harmony with yourself and others
• Supports conception, a healthy, happy pregnancy, and a more comfortable birthing experience
• Enhances the immune system • Can help resolve chronic symptoms or illness
• Helps you feel more connected to your Source and your angels
• Allows you to reconnect with loved ones who have made their transition into the Non-Physical realm
• Helps align your energy with your desires
One of the lovely advantages of Reiki is that it can be done via distance. No matter where you or your practitioner are located, you can have a beautiful Reiki session in the comfort of your own home, and it will feel as though your Reiki practitioner is in the same room with you.
Some people feel gentle sensations in their body as the Reiki flows. Coolness, heat, tingles, feelings of ease, pleasure, and comfort, are all indications that you are receiving this loving energy during a session.
Often times, you may even feel like drifting off into a nap, which I always encourage with my clients. Some don't feel too much while the energy is flowing, but do feel a sense of refreshment and renewal when the session is complete.
Every Reiki session is different and everyone receives Reiki differently. While your experience with Reiki may differ from another's, or even from a session you've had before, whatever you are ready to receive from Reiki will always be perfect for your journey now.
I always liken Reiki to a loving, gentle friend who is constantly there for you, ready to assist whenever you ask.
All you have to do is be open to the energy of Love, which is what Reiki truly is. ❤
Would you like to book a Reiki session with me? You can learn more about my distance Reiki sessions here.
If you've been feeling guided to take your Reiki training, I do offer certified, online Reiki courses. You can learn more about my Reiki trainings here.