Reiki is a form of energy healing that is passed down from master to student. Reiki is used to balance the client’s energy and to help the client with physical or emotional experiences, such as pain, trauma, grief, anger, fatigue, discomfort, and any other forms of misalignment.
Reiki is performed using the practitioner's hands, as they facilitate energy movement in the body through the myo-facial system, which carries signals of electrical impulses called biophotons through the body (Johnson, 2016). Treatment can feel like a sensation of heat or energetic vibration when experienced in-person; at a distance, treatment can feel the same or can simply feel like a shift of body, mind or emotional function.
With an in-person session at Affirmations & Innovations, the client will meet with the practitioner to discuss that which brought them to the appointment, any physical pain or emotions that they are experiencing, or anything else that may be useful to the practitioner to facilitate healing. In-person treatment is different from massage. The practitioner may use light touch but may also work just above the physical body. The practitioner may use sound healing or aroma therapy during a session, as well. After a session, the client and practitioner will discuss that which the practitioner noticed and worked on during treatment. The practitioner will also ask the client how they are feeling and what they experienced during the session. After this discussion the practitioner will suggest post-treatment care and tools that the client may find useful that are relevant to the treatment provided for continued care and healing.
During a distance session with Affirmations & Innovations, the practitioner is able to connect to the client ‘s energy body using the bio-magnetic energy field to work directly on the client from a distance while the client is on the phone (Johnson, 2016). The practitioner always uses the client’s permission to perform distance work and the client is directly informed and involved throughout the session regarding the work the practitioner is performing.
Over the phone, the patient and practitioner discuss how the patient is feeling, the practitioner scans the patient’s energy body, then they discuss that which the Reiki practitioner noticed. After this discussion, the practitioner explains the areas that will be worked on so that the patient is aware. Then, the practitioner performs the treatment. Finally, the practitioner and patient discuss what happen and how the patient feels. The practitioner provides tools or resources and after care, because energy work continues after the session and is often tiring.
For more information regarding the science aspects of Reiki and why it works, read the referenced article by Amanda Johnson from the Elephant Journal and the resources referenced in the article. We can also suggest other articles or books if you are interested in the scientific component of Reiki. Send us a message to learn more!
Johnson, A. (2016). How Reiki Works-The Science Bit. Elephant Journal,
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