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How Does Reiki Work?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese method of energy healing  where the practitioner has been attuned to a specific channel allowing Reiki energy to flow through the Reiki practitioner's hands and into the client.  The practitioner acts as a conduit for the Reiki energy. The Reiki Energy dislodges negative behavior patterns and negative emotions and thoughts that cause disease.* Reiki balances our vibrations and enables healing and creates a better sense of wellbeing. Reiki frees and aligns the bodys energy system which releases pain on all levels, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual. It opens and unblocks blocked pathways and meridians in our bodies.* Reiki is suitable for everyone of all ages and backgrounds.

Why Reiki?

Our life force energy or 'ki' flows within us from the source of universal energy through the chakras, meridians, nadis and out around the chakras. Life force energy nourishes the organs and cells of the body, however when depleted it disrupts the functions of the organs and/or chakras. Life force energy is responsive to feelings and thoughts and what we choose to either consciously or subconsciously choose to believe about ourselves - they attach onto our auric field and cause disruption in our energy fields. Sometimes these feelings and thoughts are not just from this life, but were so severe in a previous life that we have carried them into this one. These disruptions change the vibrations and cause disharmony and push us out of sync with the life force. 
Reiki energy charges these areas, flowing through them and resolving the thoughts. Reiki resolves these issues on a physical and energetic level causing the negative energy to break apart and fall away. Reiki heals the energy pathways and allows life force to flow in a natural and healthy way.  
Reiki is not guided by the healer (who simply acts a conduit) but is guided by the Higher Power that knows exactly where to go to dislodge the negative energy.


Reiki is a special kind of life force energy that can only be channelled by someone who has been attuned to it. Healers have a direct lineage to Usui and have been attuned to it. Healers who have not been attuned are not using Reiki but another kind of life force (in some cases - their own) Reiki has many benefits, click here to read about more benefits. 


What can Be Treated?

Reiki has a long history in aiding the healing of virtually every known illness and injury. Including physical problems such as: multiple sclerosis, heart disease, cancer, skin problems, migraines, colds, muscle pains, fatigue, impotence. Mental and Emotional: emotional imbalances, depression, anxiety, stress, poor concentration, lack of confidence, etc. Reiki works brilliantly alongside medical treatment, acting to reduce negative side effects, shorten healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, and help create optimism.*

Is Reiki Safe?

Reiki Can Never Cause Harm- It is the higher power guiding the energy not the healer themselves. The higher power always knows what a person needs and will go where the person needs the healing most. Reiki is suitable for all ages and all backgrounds.

What Does Reiki Feel like?

It truly depends on the person - however feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. Sometimes tingling and a deep glowing radiance that flows through the body is experienced.

What Can I Expect in a Session?

Generally, in a standard treatment of Reiki the client will lay on a massage table or be seated, remaining fully clothed. The energy will flow from practitioners hands into the client. The practitioner may place their hands on the clients body in a series of hand positions or in some sessions will work on the energetic field and not require touching. As I interact with the clients energy I receive feedback about their energy, lifestyle and changes that would be beneficial as well as parts of their lives they need to work on. Any feedback on what the client is experiencing such as tingling, warmness, or anything else is encouraged to be verbalised. 

Will I Notice Any Changes?

Generally a person will feel uplifted and relaxed after their Reiki treatment. However a detoxing period known as a healing crisis can also occur. As the persons vibrations raise during the treatment, toxins, negative behaviour patterns, and other negative energies that vibrate at a lower level are released and need to be filtered out of the persons body. Some symptoms of this will be a surge of emotions, feeling like crying, lethargy, headache and stomach ache. If this happens please honour your body and understand it is healing and detoxing and encourage this healing process by drinking more water, taking it easy for a couple of days, eating lighter meals and avoiding meat. This cleansing is a sign of healing.

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