What Is Reiki?

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WORD ORIGIN: Japanese, from rei (universal) + ki (life force)


"We are all born with the power to heal ourselves."

                                                     - Lisa Powers, Reiki Master


Reiki is the Japanese word for stress reduction and relaxation that balances your entire system:

physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Reiki promotes healing based on the idea that an

unseen "life force energy" flows through all of us and if that energy is low we are more likely

to get sick or feel stress. If that energy is high we are more likely to be happy and healthy.


Reiki is based on the principle that the Reiki therapist can channel energy into their client by means

of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the client's body and restore physical and

emotional well-being. The recipient draws in this energy through the practitioner to help heal and

balance on physical, mental, and energetic levels.

Our bodies are made to heal themselves but our lifestyles often get in the way of that healing; our busy lives and the stress we often call "normal"can interrupt the natural process of regeneration and that causes imbalance. Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that helps your system balance itself again. With regular treatments that balance can mean experiencing a much happier, healthier, and holistic lifestyle.

More and more hospitals are including Reiki as a healing modality that they provide.

The Washington Post: Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals

“Reiki saved my life,” said Delgado, a lawyer with Bank of America. “I cannot live without it and I don’t want to know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t found it.”

Reiki is for everyone! EVEN ANIMALS!

Animal Reiki can help reduce stress, aid recovery and healing, as well as help balance emotional issues that impact the animals ability to enjoy life and to interact positively with the world. Reiki for animals is a great aid in helping shelter animals find their forever family.

Reiki can be done in person or at a distance...

There really are no limits to who can receive treatments, or when and where. In fact, I've had just as much success with distance Reiki sessions as in person. It's a mystery and in my spiritual walk I attribute that mystery and source of power to our Creator, the Universe, Source (it really doesn't matter what term you use), which only adds to my personal sense of connection. However, you don't have to be religious or a believer of any sort to benefit from the mystery of Reiki.


Reiki doesn't address a specific disease or its symptoms directly...

Reiki helps bring the entire system into balance: physically, emotionally, mentally, and overall. Clearly, when these systems are in balance everything works better and the natural result is to feel better.


The Reiki recipient may feel less pain, be less irritable, and experience less anxiety; they may feel more focused and more content. They often experience a deeper connection to themselves, to others, and to the world around them. That pervasive sense of isolation and alienation often lifts and lightens. When these things happen the body begins to work better and feel better.

Reiki is a viable companion to convention medical treatment...

Reiki works holistically: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. And although Reiki is not a substitute for conventional medicine, it is a viable companion that can mean you need less medication or that you get better results from your current treatment.


Reiki can help you engage life's challenges and any necessary treatment you are receiving more effectively. Many who have received Reiki treatments have discovered they are able to cope better when faced with serious health issues as their bodies become more responsive and have a greater ability to heal.

Here are just a few of the challenges Reiki has been shown to help:

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Autism and learning disorders

  • Cancer

  • Crohn's disease

  • Emotional illness

  • End-of-life care

  • Fatigue syndromes

  • Heart disease


  • Infertility

  • Traumatic brain injury


Research data also shows Reiki treatment can effectively enhance general well-being and over all personal peace through:

  • Getting a better night's sleep

  • A greater sense of self

  • Greater stability in relationship

  • Improved intuition

  • Better pain management

  • Relaxation

  • Reduced anxiety

  • Substance abuse recovery

  • Speedier surgical recovery


So what's not to love about Reiki? In my practice, I offer several options that can include Angel therapy and Crystal therapy in conjunction with your Reiki treatment. These partnerships have been well received resulting in a very pleasant outcome.


To find out more you can set up your free consultation at contact@thehealingriver.net. Let's talk!

My training information and certifications:

Reiki Level 1 & 2

Reiki Master-Teacher

Reiki for Animals

Deepening Reiki with Pamela Miles

The Healing River