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What is reiki and how does it work?

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What is reiki?

Reiki Back Therapy

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Energy healing is based on the belief that our body has an invisible life force energy that flows through us and is what keeps us alive. If our life force energy is low, we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more likely to be happy and healthy.

Reiki practitioners believe that they can help to balance our life force energy by placing their hands lightly on or near our bodies. It is said to be a way of channelling positive energy to the person being treated.

Where did reiki come from?

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “universal life energy”. The practice of reiki originated in Japan with a man named Mikao Usui. It is said that he developed this system of energetic healing after he experienced a powerful spiritual awakening.

How does reiki work?

Reiki Session with Woman

Reiki works by channelling universal life force energy into the body to promote balance and healing. The practitioner places their hands on or near the body of the recipient, with the intention of channelling healing energy. It is believed that this universal life force energy has the ability to heal physical, mental and emotional imbalances.

What is remote reiki?

Reiki Self-Healing Treatment

Remote Reiki is a form of remote healing that can be done without the need for physical contact. The practitioner sends healing energy to the remote recipient using their intention and visualisation. It is believed that this universal life force energy has the ability to heal physical, mental and emotional imbalances.

What are the benefits of reiki?

Reiki has many benefits including:

– Reducing stress and anxiety.

– Promote relaxation.

– Increase energy levels.

– Helping to heal physical, mental and emotional imbalances.

– Improve sleep quality.

– Improve well-being.

What do you feel during a reiki treatment?

Therapist giving Reiki treatment to woman

Most people feel very relaxed during a reiki treatment. Some people may feel a warm sensation in their body, or tingling in their hands and feet. Some people fall asleep during a treatment because it is very relaxing. Some people may experience emotional release during a treatment, as reiki can help release blocked emotions.

How long does a reiki treatment last?

A typical reiki treatment lasts 60-90 minutes. However, treatments may be shorter or longer depending on the needs of the client.

How dangerous is Reiki?

Reiki is not dangerous and there are no known side effects. It is a gentle and non-invasive healing modality that can be used to support other forms of treatment. However, it is important to note that reiki should not be used in place of medical care.

How often should you undergo treatments for optimal results?

Reiki Healing Session With Teenage Girl

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the frequency of treatment depends on individual needs. Some people may benefit from weekly or fortnightly treatments, while others may only need a treatment every other month or so. It is important to listen to your body and intuition to determine how often you should receive reiki treatments.

Is reiki for me?

Reiki Lower Back Massage

Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive therapy that can be beneficial to people of all ages. If you are looking for a natural way to reduce stress, promote relaxation and improve your general well-being, reiki may be for you.


If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of reiki, please contact me to schedule a treatment. I offer in-person and remote treatments, and can tailor the treatment to your specific needs.


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Uriël Sabajo

My name is Uriel Sabajo and I am a spiritual healer with indigenous roots and a strong belief in Shamanism. Spiritual healing is a familiar concept to me.