Updated: Jul 7, 2021
Reiki offers many people a profound sense of calm.
If you’re reading this, you probably already have some sense of what Reiki is. One of the most basic definitions of Reiki is “a relaxation technique that works by rebalancing your energy.”
But it provides so much more for you than relaxation.
Reiki allows your energy to flow to where it’s most needed. It realigns your energy as it balances it. And this process encourages healing, from the inside, from your absolute core.
It makes way for positive transformation by removing that sense of congestion, the weight from emotional baggage, or the disabling knot of anxiety.
Some of my clients have described feeling like they could breathe freely and deeply after a Reiki session. Others feel as though their body is suddenly “decongested.” One friend describes the experience as all the rivers in her body suddenly flowing gently and without obstacles.
Reiki is a way of helping your body feel and be its very best, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Reiki was founded by Mikao Usui, who developed The Usui Reiki Treatment Method for Improvement of Body and Mind. This is the Reiki that I and many other practitioners practice, though there are several other forms.
I originally chose to be trained in Reiki for myself—to help myself ease stress and find peace during a difficult period. I had no plans at the time to practice on others or make it my profession. I simply needed something to help me, to calm me—mind and body—and Reiki was a perfect fit.
3 (Surprising) Reiki Facts
1. Yes, you can learn Reiki. I’m often asked if everybody can learn Reiki. Some people think it requires an innate spirituality or special ability. In fact, everyone can learn Reiki. In my workshops and classes over the years, there has never been one student who didn’t learn the practice.
2. You can help yourself and others. Just as I turned to Reiki during a stressful time in my life, many people take up Reiki to help themselves. It’s a powerful tool for working through difficult emotions, managing anxiety, and tuning into yourself and your needs. If you choose to, you can also use Reiki to help friends, family, and even pets. (Reiki has been shown to ease pain and stress in cats and dogs, and even horses!)
3. Reiki is considered a complementary treatment. In addition to helping our bodies relax, which improves healing, Reiki can stimulate our immune system and help relieve pain. It’s believed to enhance the efficacy of other types of medical and therapeutic treatment, so it has been used to help people undergoing cancer treatment and surgery.
Could Reiki Help You?
If you’re interested in learning more about Reiki, experiencing a Reiki session, or learning to practice Reiki, get in touch. And keep an eye out for details on my upcoming Reiki workshops!