What is Reiki?

What is Reiki? That's the biggest question I get about Rebel Reiki. In recent years, interest in Reiki healing is growing, but the practice isn't common knowledge yet. I'm hoping to change that because I know -- from my own practice and helping others -- that everyone can benefit from Reiki. 

So let's answer this question, what is Reiki? Reiki healing comes from an ancient Japanese practice that utilizes life force energy to support the body in physical, mental, and emotional healing. The word Reiki in Japanese means life force energy (ki) from a higher power (rei). This life force energy is present in all things -- from your own body to the stones on the ground. 

What Happens During a Reiki Session?

The practice of Reiki utilizes the understanding of this life force energy to promote healing. During a typical Reiki session, the receiver lays on a massage table face-up, fully clothed. The Reiki practitioner then tunes into the life force energy to promote healing in the body. This is done through various hand placements throughout the body. By moving hands and energy based on intuition, a certified Reiki practitioner helps remove blocks and promote energy flow. When energy is flowing properly, it can often alleviate symptoms from a wide variety of ailments.

Clients usually leave a Reiki session feeling relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated. At the core, Reiki is a beautiful self healing modality. 

Example of one Reiki hand placement. 

Example of one Reiki hand placement. 

How Can Reiki Help Me?  

How can Reiki help you? There's not enough room on the Internet to explain all the ways that people have found benefits from Reiki. The truth is -- everyone can benefit from Reiki! 

That being said, there is a growing base of research that shows Reiki to be very effective as a support therapy for a wide variety of ailments. The relaxation and flow of energy allows the body to operate at optimal levels. When the body's energy is flowing properly it is more able to heal itself. According to various studies and personal testimonials Reiki has been found to be beneficial in the following ways: 

Most often, Reiki is utilized as a supplement or alternative to surgical, medical, or pharmacological treatments for disease and injury. It has been implemented with success for patients suffering from a huge list of ailments including:


Essentially, Reiki can be helpful to any living thing. If you interested in learning more, you can visit the info page "What is Reiki?" or contact me at wendy@rebelreiki.com