I first was introduced to Reiki in 2010 when I took a course about it while I was studying to be a massage therapist and acupuncturist. I wanted something to help me improve my palpation skills and was surprised with how the energy from my Reiki attunement changed things. Reiki has deepened my meditation skills and ability to tap into deeper and more subtle energies of the body to heal and grow. I’m so grateful for Reiki and where it has brought me, and I am so excited to share a little more about Reiki with you!
What is Reiki Healing
Reiki is a healing system that channels universal life-force energy and promotes deep relaxation by using a meditative and gentle healing touch. “Rei” means spiritual wisdom, and “ki” (similar to “qi” in acupuncture) means energy. It was originally developed by Mikao Usui in the early 1900s in Japan. After developing this practice, he spent the remainder of his life training more students in Reiki to spread this healing system far and wide.
A Reiki treatment typically consists of the patient lying down and the practitioner gently placing their hands in specific positions to reduce stress and anxiety, help moderate pain, and promote healing. The practitioner’s role is to be a clear channel for Reiki energy to flow through. Reiki is gentle, harmless, natural, healing, balancing, relaxing, and can be energizing.
What Can Reiki Help With
Reiki can help with a number of concerns on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Patients commonly seek out Reiki for:
- Chronic Pain
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Surgical Recovery
- && more!
Reiki can be used in conjunction with other Western biomedical treatments, traditional Eastern medical treatments, and other holistic treatments to contribute to healing in the body.
Who Can Practice Reiki
Practitioners who have been trained in Reiki healing and are attuned to the three Reiki symbols may practice Reiki on patients. Reiki practitioners can be found in all sorts of settings ranging from hospitals to spiritual spaces.
There are three levels of Reiki training and certification:
Level I - teaches the history of Reiki, how to practice self-Reiki treatments, and attunes a practitioner to the first symbol. It mainly focuses on healing physical concerns.
Level II - teaches in-person and distance treatments for patients, provides more practice and tools, and attunes a practitioner to the second and third symbols. It promotes healing mental and emotional concerns.
Level III or Master Level - attunes practitioners to the Master symbol and teaches them how to initiate others and share this healing system so their students can begin to practice Reiki. The Master Level emphasizes healing on the spiritual level.
Interested in Learning More?
In addition to my Acupuncture background and credentials, I am also a Master Level III Reiki practitioner. I will soon be offering both in-person and online Reiki training courses. If you are interested in learning more about the healing powers of Reiki and how you can become a practitioner yourself, you can reach out to me on my contact page, visit my courses page, or join my mailing list. I look forward to hearing from you soon!