How does reiki work?

Aila Accad
Aila Accad on behalf of Sigma Nursing

Reiki is a complementary treatment modality that can improve health and healing. Reiki is a Japanese word for the life force that flows through all living things.

Stresses of everyday living create blockages and imbalances in the body. Since Reiki reaches all levels of existence, it provides the environment for unification and balance to take place on all levels of the person (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual..). Reiki provides support for restoring physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance in a way that optimizes health and healing. 

A Reiki treatment or practice is a simple technique that allows your body to attune through connection with the palms of the practitioner’s hands. Reiki is totally safe and can be felt as an increased sense of oneness and harmony. Reiki practitioners assist people in moving to a more integrated level of health. 

Reiki supports consciousness and conscious health. It is a complementary healing modality and a cooperative process between client, practitioner and the universe.

There are levels or degrees of Reiki, which involve an attunement from a Reiki Master (teacher). You do not need any special background or talent to learn and use Reiki.

First Degree Reiki is for self-healing and providing Reiki to another person who is present with the practitioner. In this class you learn the specific hand positions and are attuned to Reiki. Then, you can use Reiki for yourself on a daily basis or to help others.

Second Degree Reiki is used for sharing Reiki with others at a distance. In this class you will learn specific techniques for scanning and beaming Reiki to another, Reiki symbols to enhance the energy and receive another attunement.

You can also take the Master Level training if you want to dedicate yourself to teaching Reiki to others.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.