The Powerful Healing of Reiki

As a Reiki master and certified crystal healer {in training}, I know the power of energetic healing. The reason I felt called to become certified is because of the deep healing I found in my own life from working with energy practitioners. In our present world , there are more people suffering than ever before from anxiety , depression , and disease. My souls mission is to help others find an effective , natural alternative to any pain or struggles they may experience. Trust your inner guidance to seek out a healing modality that speaks to you the most.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

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."

Benefits of Reiki Treatment

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many have reported miraculous results. Some other benefits can include:

  • Promotes relaxation; energizes the body.

  • Decreases anxiety, tension and stress

  • Reduces blood pressure

  • Prepares for medical treatments & procedure and manages side-effects

  • Complements conventional health care

  • Treats symptoms associated with cancer

  • Reduces pain and discomfort

  • Facilitates wound healing & supports post-operative healing

  • Prevents illness

  • Heals inflammation and infection

  • Clears away blockages and balances the body & environmental field

  • Restores harmony and balance in order to self-heal efficiently

  • Clears the mind and opens the heart for finding answers within

  • Breaks up congestion and stagnant energies within and around the body

  • Helps to rid the body of toxins

  • Enhances spiritual development

  • Promotes creativity

Who Can Benefit From A Reiki Session?

Everyone and every living thing. Reiki Energy healing may be used with individuals of all ages and stages of health and illness. Animals and plants are also very receptive to this type of healing. Reiki is a wonderful compliment in all health and wellness plans. It supports your work with your primary care providers. Some conditions Reiki can help treat include (but not limited to):

  • Migraines

  • Asthma

  • Skin conditions

  • Flu/Colds

  • Ulcers

  • Arthritis

  • Anxiety

  • Back pain

  • Depression

  • Low Self Esteem

  • Poor Self Confidence

What should I expect during a Reiki session?

Reiki is a non-invasive alternative therapy. Remaining fully clothed but without socks and shoes, you will be asked to lie on a massage table and may be covered for comfort from the neck down. Reiki is done with a light gentle pressure static touch , as well as , hand placement a few inches about your body to work with the auric field. Sessions typically last 60 minutes.

During the hour, you may fall asleep, or may drift in and out of sleep. The experience is very individual. Feeling “totally relaxed” is the most common response. Some report seeing images, colors, having a sensation of “floating” or feeling “out of body.” Subtle energy shifts may be felt, or sensations of warmth. Suddenly knowing the solution or answer to a problem is also a common occurrence. Stress relief and release may follow of the next few days after a session.

Usually a session is done without talking but with soft ambient music playing in the background to aid in your relaxation. If you want to communicate something to your practitioner during the session, such as if you are too cold or too warm or if you have questions or an issue of some kind , then do speak up at any time during the session.

How I provide Reiki Healing Sessions

Reiki can be performed in person or through distance (remote) healings. Currently, I perform Reiki in a sacred space in my home. For special cases, I am able to come to your home and perform Reiki if your space allows for a calm and peaceful session. Distance healing sessions are done over a free video conferencing site , like Zoom or Skype. During the session , the client will be asked to lay or sit comfortably just as you would if you were in person. Clients relay the very same Reiki benefits back after a session. They report feelings of relaxation , happiness, empowerment, ease, and relief from pain. Distance Reiki provides a convenience factor , while delivering the same energetic connection. Contact me for more details or any questions.

How often should I have a Reiki session?

A session can be done as often as needed. The goal is to feel harmony within your body , mind and spirit. Whatever that means for each individual person.

Reiki for Cancer Patients

As reported by the International Association of Reiki Professionasl (IARP), Reiki has become a subject of curiosity for cancer patients everywhere. Studies and anecdotal evidence has shown that, in addition to promoting relaxation among patients, Reiki can also be used to encourage healing and provide other benefits. In fact, some studies have even explored the effect of Reiki on patients who are undergoing cancer treatment concurrently. These studies have found that, although Reiki is not a substitute for other cancer treatments, it may enhance these treatments and offer a number of benefits to patients as they deal with the symptoms and stresses of cancer.

People who practice Reiki understand that pain and illness in the body are exemplified by blocked energy pathways. The goal of Reiki treatments is to strengthen the flow of energy through these blocked or disturbed pathways, thus decreasing pain and enhancing the body’s natural ability to fight illnesses and heal itself.

For cancer patients, Reiki may be able to help reduce pain associated with the progression of the disease. It can also reduce some of the uncomfortable symptoms patients commonly experience during cancer treatment, such as anxiety, weakness and nausea. Furthermore, Reiki can also improve the patient’s emotional health and outlook, which may increase the patient’s ability and willingness to comply with physician’s instructions and adhere to treatment protocols.

According to the American Cancer Society, a small research study recently showed that patients undergoing Reiki treatments during cancer reported less pain overall. These patients still took the same amount of pain medication, but they reported feeling better when Reiki was part of their treatment regimen. Penn Medicine reports that another study conducted by the Abramson Cancer Center’s Integrative Oncology Initiative showed that Reiki can provide many benefits to patients when performed in conjunction with traditional treatments, including a reduction in patients’ perceptions of pain, decreased stress levels, reduced anxiety and increased relaxation.

The American Cancer Society states that there are a number of patient reports supporting the effectiveness of Reiki with regard to refreshing the spirit and improving an individual’s sense of well-being. Many cancer patients who utilized Reiki have also reported less nausea and vomiting after Reiki sessions taken during cancer treatment.

In a recent article, Penn Medicine described the anecdotal experiences of one Reiki patient: Joan Pouch. Pouch was in the middle of treatment for Stage 3 breast cancer when she began using Reiki to help her cope with the symptoms of the disease and the side effects of treatment. According to Pouch, Reiki sessions relaxed her. Pouch also said that Reiki sessions helped to restore her sense of mental and physical balance. In fact, Pouch found the treatments so beneficial that she later became a Reiki practitioner.

To find out more info, ask questions , or schedule your Reiki healing treatment email me at Jackie@totembutterfly.com.