What is Reiki?

Reiki is a non-intrusive, natural form of healing that can support and enhance other forms of treatment, including conventional medicine and other healing therapies.

Reiki is a Japanese word most often translated as “universal life-force energy” and signifies a vital, life sustaining energy which is believed to flow throughout the human body and through all living things, through a network of fine subtle channels called meridians, as well as flowing outside the physical body as an energy field called an aura. I’m sure you’ve heard of auras and energy! All living things are made up of energy. This energy goes by many names such as ki, chi or prana. Reiki is not a religion, it is a tool for healing the whole person.



Experiencing Reiki


Receiving a Reiki treatment from a Reiki practitioner means relaxing, fully clothed, either laying down on a table or sitting on a chair while the practitioner gently places their hands, non-intrusively, on or near the body. There is no pressure, no massage or manipulation.  The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms. The Reiki Energy will flow to where it is needed the most. Reiki is “holistic”, meaning it affects the whole person – mind, body and spirit. It encourages deep relaxation and a sense of well-being, which in turn assists the body’s own healing ability.  Our bodies are amazing! Just think of a small paper cut on your fingers – it heals without much intervention from you!


Benefits of Reiki

Reiki works on four levels: emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.  It flows through the person and each individual will receive exactly what they need at the time. 


Emotional Level

Reiki encourages you to let go of negative emotions, inspires you to examine your emotional responses and promotes love, caring, trust.  


Physical Level

Reiki supports your own body’s natural ability to heal itself, it balances and harmonizes the whole energy field, promotes a sense of wholeness and a state of positive wellness, developing your awareness of your body’s needs, such as good nutrition. 


Mental Level

Reiki leads to a state of deep relaxation which releases stress and tension. It allows you to let go of negative thoughts and can also enhance your intuition and growth. 

Spiritual Level

Reiki helps you accept and love your whole self and allowing you to accept every person.  It promotes compassion and understanding and acceptance.  


Reiki can…


⦁ Relieve pain & discomfort

⦁ Reduce Stress & Anxiety

⦁ Awaken intuition & awareness

⦁ Relieve depression

⦁ Strengthen self esteem

⦁ Increase blood flow & circulation

⦁ Strengthen immune system

⦁ Release toxins & smooth digestion

⦁ Aid relaxation & improve sleep

⦁ Clear blockages & Suppressed emotions


If you would like to experience Reiki and its wonderful healing benefits, contact me at thenurturingswede@gmail.com


(Sources of Information: Reiki Made Easy by Torsten Lange and Reiki for Life by Penelope Quest)


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