Health Benefits of Reiki - by Sunshine Welsch


Reiki (ray' kee) is a gentle yet effective healing modality that promotes the body's natural ability to maintain and repair itself. It supports the whole person on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. It is very calming to receive. The beauty of this modality is that it works for the higher good--nothing is ever forced. The client will only integrate as much energy as they are ready to accept. The wisdom of the body seamlessly utilizes the energy in a way that is the most beneficial and healing for itself.

Healing Hands


Reiki has many health benefits. Some of these include:


-Creates deep relaxation & encourages the body to release stress & tension

-Accelerates the body's self-healing abilities

-Promotes deeper more restful sleep

-Supports the immune system

-Relieves aches & pains

-Benefits acute injuries as well as chronic conditions like asthma, arthritis & headaches

-Reduces blood pressure

-Removes energy blockages

-Adjusts the endocrine system bringing the body into balance & harmony

-Assists the body in cleansing itself of environmental toxins

-Aides the breaking of addictions

-Reduces some side effects of drugs & helps the body recover after surgery & chemotherapy

-Slows the aging process

-Raises the vibrational frequency of the body

-Helps spiritual growth & emotional clearing


Reiki is a helpful compliment to medical treatments or other healing modalities and will enhance their effectiveness. It is also useful in the prevention of illness as it boosts the immune system and encourages the body to perform at its optimal level. If received on a regular basis the energy builds on itself increasing the vibrational frequency of the individual. This can lead to better overall health.


During a reiki healing you will remain fully clothed. You will be asked to lie comfortably on a massage table. The reiki practitioner will use the hands to channel and focus the "life force energy" otherwise known as chi or ki (or healing energy of the universe) on the client. The practitioner typically starts at the head and works down the body covering the major organs and chakras. Each session will be unique depending on the client's needs but each hand position is usually held for about 2-5 minutes. The final hold is always on the feet to ground the energy and connect the client back to the earth. 


It can be helpful to set an intention for your session but it is also important to remain open to possibilities and simply allow the energy to flow through you. There is no effort involved.


The universal life energy that is reiki is the very same energy that we are made of. Reiki is a simple way of reconnecting with the intelligence of who we already are. It gets us out of our heads and into our essence. And can result in profound healings on many levels.


The five principles of reiki: "Just for today, I will not worry, I will not anger, I will do my work honestly, I will be kind to every living thing, I will give thanks for my many blessings."


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