What is Reiki Healing?

Reiki is one of the leading safe Energy Medicine approaches and is widely being accepted as part of the standard care in hospitals, medical clinics and hospice programs mainly in America. I have myself offered Reiki to few clients in hospice in Sydney to make their journey in passing over more peaceful.

Reiki has now become tremendously popular as a healing practice. Many patients undergoing medical treatment for various types of conditions including cancer, digestive problems, chronic pain and fertility problems are seeking Reiki healing to enhance their recovery.

Reiki is a beautiful and beneficial healing art and wellness modality with its roots of origin in Japan. The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese word – Rei and Ki. While there is no correct exact translation or meaning of the two words in English, the meaning of the two words in the spiritual context can be defined as:

‘Rei’ is the ‘universal life’, the ‘higher intelligence’, ‘the divine power’, ‘the subtle wisdom’ that guides the creation and functioning of the universe and beyond. It helps and guides us in times of need and is also referred to as God and by many other names because of its infinite nature. Because of its universality it is not affiliated to any religion or religious practice.

‘Ki’ is the ‘physical energy’ that flows in everything – plants, animals and humans. It is also known as ‘Chi’ of China, ‘Prana’ of India, ‘Ti’ or ‘Ki’ of the Hawaiians, ‘Mana’ of Kahunas etc. Other well-known names are ‘Odic Power’ by Baron Reichenbach, ‘Orgon’ by Dr Wilhelm Reich, ‘Bioplasma’, ‘Life force’ and ‘the Fifth Power’ to name a few other names. ’Ki’ responds to feelings and thoughts. All negative thoughts or feelings cause a disruption in the flow of Ki. Even the Western medicine recognizes that 98% of illnesses are created by mind. Since the negative emotions reside in our sub conscious mind we are therefore not aware of them and consequently we are unable to change or discard them.

Therefore, ‘Reiki’ which is the ‘Higher Intelligence’, the ‘Universal Life Energy’ knows exactly where to go and how to eliminate or heal the negative thoughts in the unconscious part of mind and body. As the Reiki energy flows through a sick or unhealthy area, it clears away all negative thoughts or feelings residing in the unconscious mind/body and thus allowing a normal healthy flow of ’Ki’. This way the unhealthy physical organs and tissues are healed and become properly nourished with ’Ki’ and start functioning in a balanced healthy way thus replacing illness with healthy life.

How long is a Reiki Session?

A full Reiki session may last between 60 – 90 minutes. Shorter duration session of 30 – 45 minutes can also be arranged

What happens during a Reiki Session?

In the beginning of the session I carry out an evaluation to determine the lifestyle and medical history to ascertain client’s issue and to understand them.

During the Reiki session the client lies down or is comfortably seated fully clothed. I will place my hands on or above the body and then the Reiki energy would start flowing through the palms of my hand as I become the conduit between the Universal Energy and the client. There are specific places for the hand positions on/above the body and the move from one position to the next is done intuitively by me. The client may feel warm, cold or tingling feeling, which is very relaxing.

How Many Sessions are required?

The number of sessions required is normally dictated by client’s personal situation since healing is a process and not an event. However, acute problems generally heal faster than chronic issues. Therefore, treatment plan is worked out in consultation with the client who makes the final decision.

What are the Benefits?

As Reiki flows through the body it clears all the negative thoughts and energy in the body and thereby heals the full body. Therefore, Reiki healing is not just for one specific issue. Client may come with one issue but Reiki energy will find its way to wherever the healing is required in the body and heal those issues too. It is therefore a holistic healing.

However, some of the visible benefits of Reiki healing are:

  • Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension,
  • Accelerates the body's self-healing abilities.
  • Improves sleeping pattern.
  • Reduces blood pressure.
  • Helps with acute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.)
  • Helps in eliminating addictions.
  • Helps relieve pain.
  • Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony.,
  • Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins (detox),
  • Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy.
  • Supports the immune system.
  • Increases vitality and postpones the aging process.
  • Raises the vibrational frequency of the body.
  • Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing.


Who can be treated by Reiki Healing?

Reiki healing complements both eastern and western medicine and can therefore be integrated with any type of medical program.

Reiki healing can be used for any age group from little babies to adults to senior citizens. Pregnant ladies can also benefit from it greatly. It is also highly beneficial and excellent to be used on animals (dogs, cats, and horses), plants, water, food or just anything.