Reiki – What is This?

Reiki is an alternative therapy in which the practitioner places their hands above the surface of your body or on your body to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself. Like any other healing therapy, this therapy also works on improving the flow of your natural energy, so that you can prevent illnesses or treat the ones you are suffering from currently.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki massage is known to produce the following beneficial effects on the body.

Promote overall wellness

It creates a balance of energy in your mind, body, and spirit by opening the energy pathways that get blocked due to stress and day-to-day activities. The increased energy flow restores balance and creates harmony in your body. It also helps your body use its own abilities to heal the present illness; as a result, your overall health improves.

Relieve pain and fatigue

Reiki massage can reduce body pain and fatigue. In a 2015 study, researchers divided cancer patients into two groups. One group received reiki therapy for five days along with the cancer medication. On the other hand, the other group only took medication. By the end of the research, the first group reported a significant reduction in their anxiety, pain, and fatigue compared to the second group that took only cancer medication.

Relieve depression

Reiki can also improve mood and other symptoms of depression patients. A study shows that reiki can improve your sense of curiosity, induce relaxation, and improve the level of self-care and mood in older adults suffering from depression and anxiety.

Improve your mood

Since reiki can manage your anxiety and depression. It can help you improve your mood as well. In a study, participants received a 30-minute reiki session six times over the period of four to eight weeks. All participants noticed an improvement in their mood and the ability to handle their emotions.

What should I expect from a Reiki session?

During a session, you lie down on a therapy table or sit on a chair, fully clothed. The therapist may play soothing music or dim the light to create a calming environment. They’ll gently place their palms on your body (above specific energy locations to open the blocked pathway). They will pay special attention to the body part that you have complained about.

The practitioner will apply gentle pressure and use different hand positions, to restore energy balance. You should feel a great sense of relaxation throughout your body. Different receivers of the therapy have share different views about its effects. Some even fall asleep during the session due to the relaxing effect. A session of reiki massage lasts from 45 to 60 minutes.


Reiki is a painless, non-invasive, traditional procedure offered by holistic practitioners to help people manage symptoms of different health problems by balancing their natural energies and stimulating the body’s healing powers.

You can use reiki therapy to reduce the physical symptoms of depression and anxiety. A single reiki session can boost your mood, improve your quality of life, and reduce the negative thoughts from your mind.


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