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Why Reiki Should Be Added to Your Life!

A Laying On of Hands

i waz missin somethin somethin so important somethin promised a layin on of hands fingers near my forehead strong cool movin makin me whole, sense, pure all the gods coming into me layin me open to myself i waz missin somethin somethin promised somethin free a layin on of hands...

~Ntozake Shange


People often seek out a Reiki practitioner for energy healing when they feel depleted or stressed. Others step into a session because they can intuit that there is something blocking them, but they can't quite locate and identify it on their own. Working with a practitioner is a safe and supportive way to clear and relieve one's energetic system (and physical body) of the heaviness and stress they feel, leaving them feeling lighter, with more clarity and renewed.

When I work with my clients, I encourage them to recognize that, just as we bathe daily and brush our teeth, we need to maintain our own practice of energy hygiene - clearing out congestion and areas of "stuck" energy. Receiving Reiki energy healing is one of the most nurturing experiences one can have. It is deeply relaxing and deeply nourishing for the nervous system. My focus during a Reiki session is specifically on clearing and balancing the body’s energy centers or Chakras, to create a feeling of internal harmony and wholeness. With Reiki energy healing, many blockages that cause stress and illness can be released for sustained healing.

So what is Reiki exactly? And WHAT HAPPENS DURING A SESSION?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a specific method of connecting universal energy, or what some Asian cultures refer to as chi or prana, with the body's innate powers of healing. Reiki is a Japanese word, (Rei) means “Universal Life” and (Ki) means “Energy”. Reiki's origins are found in the Tibetan sutras, ancient records of cosmology and philosophy. (Barnett & Chambers, 1996) During a Reiki energy healing session, I act as an instrument to receive Universal Life Force energy. The powerful and intelligent Reiki Life Force is transferred through my hands to the client. The practice is very similar to what African-American grandmothers in the southern United States traditionally called, "a laying on of hands."

What's key to note about Reiki is that healing occurs as a result of communication between the life force energy and the innate intelligence of the individual receiving Reiki. It is actually the client, or receiver who is in the driver's seat, directing the Reiki energy to go to the priority areas of healing. Powerful!! Reiki helps to induce the nervous system's relaxation response, thereby allowing for an unimpeded flow of life force energy to activate healing on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

In 2019, a large scale, multi-site study of reiki practitioners and patients across the United States concluded that even a single session of reiki could positively improve a patient’s physical and psychological health. (Bubert, 2021)

Other Benefits of Reiki:

  • Relieves and reduces pain and stress

  • Increases mental and physical energy

  • Clears toxins

  • Balances the body's energy centers

  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Expands creativity and communication

  • Accelerates, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing

  • Is a great compliment to Western medicine

Barnett and Chambers, Reiki Energy Medicine, 1996.

Bubert,, 2021.

Feel free to contact me to learn more about this incredible healing modality and to set-up a session:


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