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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

In July, I became a certified Reiki Level 1 practitioner. I am excited to offer this to my clients.

A brief description of Reiki 

Reiki comes out of the Japanese tradition. The word “Rei” means spiritual, and “ki” means energy, so Reiki is spiritual energy, or universal life energy.

Everything has energy or “ki” in it — even a piece of paper or a houseplant, objects on your desk, the physical building, the city, the country, the world, the universe and on and on. This energy is unlimited.

Energy flows through us constantly. It is not a religion, it is not intrusive, it just is. The practice of Reiki is the practice of removing blockages so the energy can circulate freely, similar to how one might remove fallen leaves from a stream so the water can flow.

A Reiki session is non-intrusive, non-manipulative and does not diagnose. In a Reiki session, you are fully clothed on the table, and I can either place my hands on you or let my hands hover. The pure, loving, healing energy flows from my hands and into you, like a waterfall.

The idea behind Reiki is that as the practitioner, I may not know what you need. You, as the patient, may not know what you need. But the energy does know what you need. So we trust the energy, and we rely on the wisdom of the body. We ask for the blocks to be cleared so the energy can do its job.

Reiki does not diagnose, but it supports the body’s natural healing process. In a Reiki session, I encourage you to trust the energy, and to release anything that does not serve you. Sometimes this is easier to say than to do, which is why we trust the energy. Your session is a safe, sacred space.

Want to try a Reiki session?

Have more questions? Email me.


Source: The International House of Reiki.


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