Rei-WHAT? Reiki for Beginners and Why This Practice Can Help Anyone (and That Means YOU!)

I LOVE Reiki and what it can do to help bring calm to my crazy everyday life.  I also practice self-Reiki every day.  But wait, what is it?  



One of thebiggest challenges I have had as a Reiki practitioner, has been learning how to explain what the heck it is and how it works to help those that know little or nothing about this amazing modality.  Typically, I just talk on the fly – but let’s see if I can actually put something down that makes sense!

The first thing you need to know is how to pronounce it.  

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Simple, right!  You’ve got this! 

Reiki is an energy healing technique that is usually done by placing the hands in a series of positions over or slightly above the body. Reiki can promote healing by activating the body’s own relaxation responses and in turn, help the body to balance itself. Reiki is a tool that can be utilized to tap into the energy that is present both inside and out of our bodies.  

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Reiki helps the whole body – mental, physical and emotional.

Our brain is one of the most important organs in the body and when we don’t take care of our mental selves, the rest of us suffers.  Reiki helps to calm the mind and allow the brain to “relax”.  When the brain has the ability to rest it can be ready to go when you jump into your next task.  Reiki can help clear that “brain fog” all of us get!

Reiki is a great resource for relief of physical pains within the body.  Studies(1) have shown that some physical pain conditions have been lessened with Reiki.  The body has a way of pulling its own energy to where it is most needed, but in the process depletes the rest and develops a traffic jam of energy congestion.  Reiki opens up the body to allow positive energy flow and to rebalance those areas that have become stuck.

Now some would say that emotional stress on the body can sometimes be worse than a physical one and I would have to agree. In working with a Reiki client that suffered with domestic abuse for years, she once told me – “the scars will heal, but the words will stay.”  It so hard to remember that the saying from our childhood “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me”, is so true.  Reiki is a wonderful tool to provide energy to your inner strength and self-confidence.  Allowing you to stand up for you and wash the negative energy down the drain.

Reiki is only ever used for a higher good and a session is quite simple.  You are fully clothed, comfortable, laying down and honestly, can be anywhere in the world!  But…I’d rather that you come see me in my office!JI’m available for both in-person and remote sessions. 


Note: Individual results vary. Reiki is a complementary therapy and is not a substitute for licensed medical care. Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe or perform medical treatment. 

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