What is Reiki?

Here’s what I have to say: Imagine that your body is a string of Christmas tree lights. When one light goes out, they all go out. Or maybe you have fancy lights and when one goes out the rest are dimly lit. Reiki is there to find and restore energy to the bulb(s) in your body that are out or not quite working right so that you can glow nice and bright. Reiki is there to help you get through everything that’s not smooth sailing by helping identify where the blockages are and empowering you to heal yourself. I see the best version of you even when you don’t.

Here’s what the textbook says: Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is the energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

What is Reiki used for? A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.

Frequently Asked Questions About Reiki

What happens during a Reiki session? During a Reiki session, we’ll meet and have a short consultation. After that, you will stay fully clothed and lie on a massage table or yoga mat on the floor. I will place a pillow under your knees and an eye pillow over your eyes (or not if you’re not into that sort of thing). From there, I will ask for your Spirit Guides to be present and for Reiki energy to flow through me as my hands hover over your body. I will go to the places in your body I feel drawn to. No two Reiki sessions are alike.

What if I’m not comfortable lying down? No problem at all. If you are uncomfortable lying on your back, you may sit in a comfortable upright position to receive your Reiki treatment.

Will the Reiki practitioner touch me? I typically do not come in contact with your body because I feel most connected to my energy field when my hands are hovering slightly above you. That can change, depending on what feels right energetically. I am very sensitive to people who have survived trauma. If you would not like me to touch you at all, please let me know. I will not be offended. Above all else, I value your physical and emotional safety and comfort.

What if I cry during my Reiki session? Oh, honey, you should let it ALL out. It is totally normal to cry during Reiki sessions. Your emotions may be heightened during your session and for a few days after. Please, please, please do not feel embarrassment or shame about this. I have tissues in my office. Truth be told, sometimes the emotions felt during Reiki are so intense, I might cry too. Sorry not sorry. We’re in this life together.

Is Reiki witchcraft? Um, hell to the no. Reiki is not witchcraft. Reiki is pure love and light.

Is Reiki a religion? Nope! Reiki is neither a religion nor a cult. Reiki is pure love and light. If you are a religious person who is afraid of Reiki because you think it’s from the devil, I politely suggest that you revisit the portion of your religious texts that talk about loving thy neighbor and not casting judgement on people.

How do I learn Reiki? Reiki is passed on by attunements. First, you’ll learn the history of Reiki, the symbols and hand positions. Then, you’ll receive a Reiki attunement from a Reiki master (that’s me!). From there, you are able to practice. Reiki level one is for self-healing, Reiki level two is for healing others and providing distance healing, Reiki level three is when the student becomes the teacher and you learn how to pass on Reiki attunements.

Do you offer Reiki classes near me? Well, lovely, that depends on where you are! I offer Reiki classes in Kansas City. I am always open to travel for retreats and classes. If you are interested in a Reiki class, contact me and we can chat!

What’s your cancellation policy? I deeply value your time and commitment to healing. In order to provide the best experience for my clients, I respectfully request at least 24 hour notice for cancellations or rescheduling of appointments.  I understand that accidents happen, people get sick and/or emergencies occur.  I will do my best to accommodate these rare occasions with grace. In the event that you need to cancel your appointment, please be sure to give a minimum of a 24-hour notice. This allows other guests to book an appointment during this time slot. Any appointments that are canceled with less than a 24-hour notice are subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of all scheduled service(s).

Do you offer trades? I sure do! I love a good trade as much as the next gal. If you have something awesome you think would be a good fit, contact me.

I can’t afford Reiki. What should I do? I believe that Reiki should be accessible to everyone. If you cannot afford my Reiki services, please contact me about your situation and we’ll work something out - it can be a discounted rate or trade of sorts.

Can you promote this cool product or service I have? Well, that depends on how cool it is, I guess! I’m open to sponsors and collaborations with other bloggers, shops, Etsy sellers, brands, online sites, etc to bring your relevant message to my readers! There are a variety of options available and custom opportunities may be negotiated. Please contact me for more info.

What is Reiki for?

I believe you can be both a masterpiece and a work in progress. Reiki is there to support along the way and to help you get unstuck. Whether you are healing from past traumas, heartaches, boundary setting, issues with scarcity, feelings of low self-esteem or self-worth, or have a physical illness Reiki is here to support your healing journey.

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness — and who doesn’t want that?

Whether you’re interested in Reiki to help heal from a physical, emotional, or spiritual ailment. are just looking to level-up your wellness and self-care routine, or you’re just Reiki-curious, I welcome you to the Reiki community with love and light.