Reiki is an energy healing modality that was discovered and cultivated in Japan. As described by the International Center for Reiki Training, “the word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So, Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” Reiki has been credited with the healing of mental, physical, and emotional issues. When our life force energy is lower, it is more difficult for us to handle stressors such as illness and trauma. As reported by the South China Morning Post, one man immediately felt “lighter, happier, and more relaxed” after just one session. His practitioner says that she “has helped people the world over deal with anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, chronic illness, mental fatigue, and other physical and emotional problems.” Given the rise of stress, anxiety, and suicide in American and other cultures, these reports are promising.
In my research for this article, I was so happy to find a short article on the Cleveland Clinic website. Along with the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic is most often ahead of the curve in treating patients with cutting-edge modalities. Unfortunately, the majority of our current mainstream healthcare and insurance systems do not recognize the benefits of alternative care. Perhaps, Big Business doesn’t want us to know that there are skilled healers other than Big Pharma and other traditional money-makers in the mainstream healthcare system. Thankfully, the Cleveland Clinic is a proponent of Reiki sessions to supplement a doctor’s care and notes that Reiki may do the following:
- Bring about a peaceful, deep state of relaxation
- Dissolve energy blockages and tension
- Detoxify the body
- Support the well-being of a person receiving traditional medical treatment that is debilitating (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, kidney dialysis)
- Supply universal life force energy to the body
- Stimulate the body’s immune system
- Help to relieve pain
- Stimulate tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery
- Increase the vibrational frequency on physical, mental emotional, and spiritual levels
In my own experience as a Reiki client and as a practitioner, I generally feel emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically more vibrant and balanced. I have a history of digestive issues and after a session with my Reiki teacher, Annemieke Phillipsen at Sole to Soul, the problems clear up and my system balances out. I walk away with a profound sense of peace, ease, and Oneness with Life. After any Reiki session, I recommend that you drink more water than usual as it is a detoxifying process. You may also want to spend some time in quiet, restful energy to let the Reiki energy integrate.
Reiki can be done in person with “hands-on” healing, or it can be administered remotely. As noted on MindBodyGreen, given that we (and everything else we sense) are made up of energy, distance Reiki can be just as effective as hands-on healing. When I work with my Reiki clients, whether in-person or remotely, we discuss the client’s goals for the healing session. With these intentions in mind and trusting in the wisdom of the energy, clients walk away feeling peaceful, supported, refreshed, in less pain, and/or other positive experiences.
If you would like to learn more about Reiki or schedule a session to experience the benefits of this ancient healing modality, feel free to contact me or schedule an appointment on this website. I would love to work with you!