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What is Reiki?

Updated on April 6, 2018
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Amanda is a Reiki Master, yoga instructor, and passionate about healthy living.


Healthy living isn't only about diet and exercise.

Since the dawn of time, man has known a connection to Life Force Energy/God/The Universe, is imperative to our health and well-being. The ancient people of the world used to rely on this connection for prosperity, agriculture, weather, fertility, health, and more. Throughout the ages, as man has developed, we have slowly lost site of the importance of this connection. Now, present day, we are all consumed in technology, constantly feeling like we need to be connected to the wrong type of energy. Most of us are aimlessly wandering, unaware of what we need. Oftentimes we are so lost in our day to day tasks, that we end up feeling completely void and depleted emotionally, physically and spiritually.

When something is weighing on us, it’s not only the mind that’s stirred; the body is also agitated. We see the proof of this everyday when feelings of stress or anxiety create tightness in our chest, or anger results in an upset stomach. We know we are unnerved when our heart is pounding, or in love when it and our stomach flutter. Our body responds to our thoughts and feelings, speaking through it's experience. If we thought of illness as a life wound, as "dis-ease" of the body, the shift would be incredible; we would treat the person rather than the illness. In life, we go through experiences and emotions that are stored in our bodies at the deepest level. Scientific research suggests that negative emotions and stress, actually do change the make-up of our DNA. You can read more about this here.

A healthy diet is essential, because it gives organs and tissue the nourishment they need to function effectively. Exercise allows us to relieve stress, while naturally producing endorphins during the workout to make us feel euphoric and happy - not to mention it keeps the body strong. However, even with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise we can still feel lost, disconnected, and sick and tired of being sick and tired. So what do we do, then? Are we all just stuck in the constant rotation of dis-ease and disconnection of the body and mind? The answer is no, because healthy living isn't only about diet and exercise; it's about a mind/body/soul connection. Reiki is a great first step to making this connection.


What is Reiki?

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom" or "the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is a spiritually guided life force energy. It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing within the body.

In a typical Reiki session, the practitioner will lay their hands on different areas of the body while acting as a conduit between you and Reiki energy. It is important to know that the practitioner is not healing you; they are simply focusing energy into your being and YOU are healing yourself. Reiki, in all of it's wisdom, will go where it is needed for your highest good. When our life force energy is low, we are more susceptible to feeling stressed and becoming ill. When our life force energy is in high vibration, we are more capable of feeling happy and healthy. If you prefer a no touch session, a practitioner can hover their hands about 6 inches above the body and performing an equally effective healing session. It is also possible to receive Reiki healing from a distance. I do this often with clients all over the world, from all walks of life. The sessions are just as effective with the same amount of energy being focused and sent to the recipient. My distance clients have received astounding results, as have my face-to-face clients.

Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. This creates many beneficial effects like relaxation, feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. I have seen and heard from many clients, Reiki performs miracles. Reiki is not a religion, though it is spiritual in nature. It is a healing modality that can be combined with any religion and works well with any current health practice.

If you have a medical condition, it is important to note that Reiki acts in conjunction with your regular medical practices. It is not advised to stop seeing your doctor, and if you feel you may need to see a doctor, please do so.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found, here.


Locating a Reiki Practitioner

It is my hope that you are now ready to find a Reiki practitioner. A simple google search of your area can yield great results. There are also websites like, that can assist you in your search.

Whatever you decide, I look forward to your healing, and set an intention of love and light for you.


© 2018 Amanda Marshay


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