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About Reiki 


~Uniting and aligning your body, mind, and spirit while connecting you to the power to heal yourself~

Japanese Kanji for Reiki

~A present-day energy healing modality with ancient-reaching roots~

Beautiful bonsai tree with woman's hands

What is Reiki

Reiki (pronounced, "ray-key") is a gentle, yet powerful energy healing technique, developed in Japan. While there are many translations of these Japanese words, rei means "universal" or "spiritual" and ki means "Life Force Energy."  Therefore, Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy.

How Reiki Works

Our body uses energy to run efficiently and heal,

but sometimes our energy flow becomes imbalanced. 

Reiki provides us with an opportunity to connect with the source of Universal Life Force energy; thus, replenishing and redistributing our own energy supply. 

We are energy. Energy surrounds and moves through our bodies, filling every cell and facilitating overall bodily functioning. Stress, injury, grief, illness, daily living, and other factors can sometimes alter our energetic flow.  Reiki, which is channeled through the Reiki practitioner and to the recipient, works to help restore, replenish, and reopen energetic pathways.  This allows the body's own energy to circulate properly again, which can lead to healing.  

About the Practice of Reiki & Distance Reiki

While we all have the ability to learn and utilize Reiki, those who have been attuned to Reiki serve as conduits, able to readily and reliably access and channel Universal Life Force energy.  In this way, attuned & trained practitioners can assist any living being in tuning into and receiving Reiki, so natural healing may take place on all levels.  Since Reiki/energy is not bound by space or time, --in fact it is omnipresent and omnipotent--an attuned Reiki practitioner is able to tune in to and utilize Reiki healing from any distance. This type of treatment is called "remote," "distant/distance," or "absent" Reiki.  Without even having to physically meet the client, Reiki can be, effectively, shared across space.  Distance Reiki is just as powerful and beneficial as in-person Reiki and a very convenient option.  Many people wonder how Reiki from a distance is possible.  Quantum mechanics teaches us that we are all unique energetic beings, with our own energetic "signature," yet we are interconnected within a larger energetic field.  This is known as Quantum Entanglement Theory.  Simply stated, it's when two or more particles attach and stay connected, no matter how far apart they are in space.  There are several studies centered around this topic, dating back to at least 1927. (See articles below.)

In addition to the scientific aspects presented, Reiki practitioners (Level II and beyond) are trained in how to perform a distance session, and that includes activating powerful sacred Reiki symbols.  Like many phenomena we encounter in our day-to-day lives, we cannot always wrap our logical minds around how they work, let alone describe them fully.  Electricity, the telephone, internet, and/or mysteries of the body and the environment are difficult, sometimes impossible, for many people to fully comprehend and put into words, yet we use/experience them daily.  If you've ever walked into a room and just felt something was off--like a gut feeling,-- but couldn't quite explain a reason for it, you tuned into energy and your own intuition.  Intention and intuition are powerful tools for a Reiki practitioner.  They are also tools we all possess.  In a sense, we are all energy-workers because we are all energy.

We are all connected and there is intelligence and activity occurring that we don't necessarily comprehend on an intellectual level.  Just because we don't understand it, doesn't make it less effective, or less present. The same can be said of Reiki.  Furthermore, Reiki works for animals, and animals don't seem to have an opinion either way, as far as being skeptics, and yet it works.  

The body strives for energetic balance. Reiki can help facilitate the process of achieving energetic health and harmony.  Reiki, with its own wisdom, knows where to go and what to do and can be useful in a variety of situations, even from a great distance.  However, it is understandable that many people prefer a hands-on experience and that is why Kirei na Reiki offers both types of Reiki sessions.

Animal Reiki/Pet Reiki

Animal Reiki/Pet Reiki is similar to Reiki for people in that the practitioner accesses and shares Reiki.  Also, the benefits are believed to be the same.  However, there are some differences in how the Reiki is delivered to the animal/pet in a Reiki treatment.   

 Some Humane Societies and shelters welcome Reiki as a benefit to the animals.

Due to its soothing and peace-invoking effects, Reiki is thought to be a way to help our pets with such things as illness, behaviors of concern/focus, and easing the final transition.  


Why Reiki is a Good Choice

There are no known risks to receiving a Reiki treatment and Reiki is now being used in some hospitals to supplement other healing methods.  Reiki is not associated with any particular religion. Though Reiki is not a replacement for medical advice or treatment, studies indicate Reiki may complement other healing approaches, while offering numerous benefits of its own.   

Reiki can be energizing, relaxing, balancing, and revitalizing. 


Please see articles (click PDF buttons) at the bottom of this page, for studies regarding Reiki and its effectiveness.

Benefits of Reiki 

Some benefits that may be experienced from Reiki include, but are not limited to:

~Reduction of stress and anxiety

~Relief from pain

~Increased energy

~A fostering of focus, clarity, and creativity

~Enhanced intuition

~Promotion of deep relaxation and better sleep

~Support during the final transition

~Assisting the body's natural healing capability/immunity 

~Improved sense of peace and well-being 

Reiki and/or Intuitive Services do not replace medical, veterinary, psychiatric, legal, financial, or other professional advice or services. 

Reiki is often something that must be experienced to be appreciated. 

For research on Reiki's effectiveness in health care, please enjoy the following articles:
"A Large-Scale Effectiveness Trial of Reiki for Physical and Psychological Health" by Natalie L. Dyer, PhD, Ann L. Baldwin, PhD, and William L. Rand

"Reiki Is Better Than Placebo and Has Broad Potential as a Complementary Health Therapy" by David E. McManus, PhD

 "A Systematic Review of the Use of Reiki in Health Care" by Sandy Herron-Marx, Ph.D., Femke Price-Knol, B.N.(Hons), Barbara Burden, M.Sc., and Carolyn Hicks, Ph.D.'entanglement'_between_people_explain_healing_An_examination_of_hypotheses_and_methodology

Kirei na Reiki is not affiliated with these links or articles.  Please use PDF button to view article, if interested.
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