What is Reiki Energy Healing? 

what is reiki energy healing

What is Reiki Energy Healing?

If you want to learn more about Reiki or are curious on what energy healing is in general let’s discuss!

I’m a certified Level II Reiki Practitioner and here to teach you the basics of Reiki Energy Healing. By the end of this article you will understand what energy healing is, its general benefits, and the history of Reiki.

Reiki is a form of energy healing or energy therapy in which a Reiki practitioner channels universal life force energy to aid in physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. In modern times, this is considered an alternative medicine modality based on the belief that vital energy flows through the human body.

It is important to acknowledge that working with energy is one of the most ancient and widespread forms of healing, documented across numerous cultures throughout history.

Modern Western medicine draws a separation between the body, mind, and soul, while ancient cultures around the globe understood the inherent connections between all living and non-living things. They considered physical and spiritual health as intertwined.

Terminology for energy healing techniques and their specifics vary across cultures and civilizations, but the fundamental basis of energy healing remains the same.

Energy healing is exactly that, healing one’s energy!

There are many energy healing modalities but today we are discussing the Japanese founded method of Reiki Energy Healing.

In a Reiki session, the practitioner specifically channels life force energy to balance the patient’s individual energetic system.

Where and how was Reiki discovered? 

In the early 1900s, a man well-versed in the practice of Buddhist meditation, named Mikao Usui, retreated to the mountains of Mt. Kurama. He dedicated himself to 21 days of uninterrupted meditation, fasting, and spiritual practice. It was on the 21st day that he was enlightened and blessed with divine energy healing power that flowed through his hands.


He developed the practice and systematic approaches that are known as Reiki today. He established several healing centers to ensure that it could be taught and passed down from generation to generation.

Through attunement, spiritual guidance, and teachings, anyone may become a Reiki Practitioner if they are divinely called to do so. I am humbly thankful to have been blessed with the opportunity to continue the lineage of Reiki Energy Healing.

What does Reiki really do? 

Reiki promotes health and wellbeing by clearing, balancing and strengthening the system of subtle energy within the body. It is used to reduce stress, anxiety and promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

All components of your physical and mental self are rooted in your energy system. When your energy is flowing in a healthy way it nourishes and supports the healthy functioning of your body. If your energy is blocked it is no longer able to flow evenly and leads to imbalances that affect you in many ways.


  • Physical components of the body, such as cells, organs, and tissues
  • Psychological patterns
  • Behaviors that arise from physical and psychological patterning

Reiki assists in moving energy, equalizing, and facilitating free flow within the body. It dissolves blockages and helps bring the body back to its natural state of balance and synergy.


How does Reiki Heal? 

Since the flow of energy affects every aspect of your being, Reiki can be helpful in many ways.

Such as: 

  • Promotes relaxation and stress reduction 
  • Promotes pain relief and healthy functioning of all structures within the body 
  • Promotes positive mental patterning 
  • Enhances your spiritual connection 

It’s important to note that Reiki is a spiritually guided energy that flows according to its own innate intelligence; therefore can never cause harm.

Reiki energy healing goes beyond the limits of space or time therefore one can receive Reiki in person or over long distance. Reiki is a safe, effective and transformative method of healing that continues to deepen the more you are open to receiving it.

If you’d like to learn more, click here or if you are ready to align your energy system, book a 1:1 session with me here

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