Reiki Review: For Reiki I & II Practitioners

Beginning with a review of the basics can seem pedantic, but I promise it pays off. Hearing the basics over and over will allow you better to explain Reiki in the simplest, most understandable way when asked about its benefits. I remember my first few attempts at briefly explaining the concept without it sounding too “out there.” Nervous, I stumbled on words and lost my train of thought. There are better ways to make a first impression.

So, as you read this, think about how you answer the question “What is Reiki?” or “What does Reiki do?” or “How does Reiki work?”

Reiki is a form of alternative therapy believed to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. It is a Japanese technique that involves the transfer of energy from the practitioner to the patient with a light touch or hovering hands.

Reiki energy flows through the practitioner’s hands into the recipient’s body. The energy flows from the universe and is channeled through the practitioner, who acts as a conduit, helping to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Reiki Sessions

During a session, the recipient lies down or sits comfortably while the practitioner places their hands on or near the body. The practitioner then channels the energy into the recipient, focusing on specific body areas needing healing or balancing, or for a whole body treatment, all hand positions are used. The point may feel warm or tingling, and the recipient may feel a sense of relaxation and peace. Practitioners may also incorporate crystals corresponding to the chakras in their practice. Reiki allows the practitioner to customize and explore their unique creative path. When adding additional elements to a session, always have consent from the recipient. This includes burning incense or candles, using essential oils, or playing music. After treatment, the recipient should be advised to drink water to aid in releasing emotional waste from the body. They may feel relaxed, energized, or tired after a session.

It’s worth noting that the practitioner of Reiki doesn’t have control over the energy – it flows where it’s needed most. The practitioner’s role is to act as a facilitator for the energy to flow through. Reiki can bring various benefits, such as reducing stress, relieving pain, and promoting emotional healing. By balancing the energy flow within the body, Reiki can induce relaxation, alleviate stress, and aid in the body’s self-healing process. Let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages of sessions, including self-treatment.

Benefits of Reiki Self Treatment


Reiki can induce deep relaxation in recipients, which can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. This energy can help balance the patient’s energy centers, or chakras, and promote well-being. While Reiki is not a substitute for traditional medical treatment, it can be a valuable complementary therapy for those seeking to improve their overall health and emotional well-being.


By promoting relaxation, Reiki can assist in falling asleep quicker, having more restful sleep, and waking up feeling refreshed. Incorporating Reiki into one’s bedtime routine is a simple yet effective method to boost overall well-being and improve sleep quality. With its gentle and non-invasive approach, Reiki is a safe and natural alternative to traditional methods for improving sleep.

Pain Reduction

Did you know that Reiki can help reduce pain? One way it does this is by stimulating the production of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain relievers and can help minimize discomfort from various ailments, such as chronic pain, migraines, and physical injuries. During a session, the relaxed state it brings about helps release endorphins. Additionally, Reiki slowly changes one’s reaction to stress, which can also aid in pain reduction allowing for a more active and productive life.

Well-being & Spiritual Growth

Reiki gracefully guides us towards spiritual growth and nurtures our overall well-being. It enables us to forge a deeper connection with our inner selves, creating a space where energy can flourish. By exploring the depths of our being, Reiki gently reveals the timeless essence within us, one that transcends the limitations of space and time. This exquisite experience brings forth a profound sense of inner peace, illuminating our path with clarity and purpose. Embrace Reiki as a harmonious addition to your self-care practice, harmonizing your body, mind, and spirit in a truly compassionate and transformative way.


With self-treatments, we can better connect the mind and body, leading to a deeper understanding of energy flow and ourselves. This approach promotes overall wellness, encouraging individuals to access their inner resources and cultivate balance and harmony. With dedication, one can experience improved physical health, emotional stability, spiritual awareness, and personal growth. Practicing on oneself is a powerful tool for self-exploration and transformation, enabling us to unlock our full potential and live our best lives.

The practice of Reiki is widely known to bring about a multitude of advantages that can greatly improve one’s personal and professional well-being. Through its various techniques and approaches, Reiki can help individuals achieve a more balanced and productive life, leading to a greater sense of fulfillment and contentment. Whether you are seeking emotional healing, physical rejuvenation, or spiritual growth, Reiki can offer a holistic approach to wellness that can positively impact all areas of your life.

Try a Reiki Infused Meditation or other guided meditations and talks and begin your day renewed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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