What is Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes balance in the body. It is a healing practice that looks, and is, simple to learn and apply.

Reiki can be done anytime, anywhere. It is administered through light, non-manipulative touch or even no touch. It is a safe, non-invasive practice that does not interfere with any medical treatment or drug regimen prescribed by your doctor (be they conventional or holistic). Reiki has been practiced successfully since the mid 1920s.

Reiki can benefit anyone, regardless of age, situation or state of health. If you are healthy, Reiki helps you stay that way or even become healthier! Reiki is part of the traditional medical model and works on all levels of the human experience; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and even may have a positive effect on the social.

Reiki has been classified as vibrational medicine by the National Institute of Health, and there are many prominent physicians, surgeons and health care advocates who feel that Reiki is the medicine of the future and hope to see Reiki integrated into every facet of conventional medicine. Reiki programs can be found in most major hospitals and there are millions of people around the world who have incorporated Reiki into their lives as a daily practice which helps them improve their own health and well-being.

It is important to know that Reiki can potentially help anyone because it does not treat a particular condition or dis-ease. Reiki helps bring the body back to it’s own balance which is unique for each individual.

The most commonly reported benefits of Reiki that are supported by hard data are:

  • reduced pain
  • reduced anxiety
  • improved well-being
  • enhanced quality of life
  • imporved heart rate
  • improved blood pressure
  • reduced depressive symptoms

People have also reported improved:

  • digestion
  • sleep
  • focus
  • memory
  • reduced fatigue


(Reiki Master Alliance of SNHRC and Affiliates)