What is Reiki?

Pronounced “Ray-Kee” consists of two Japanese characters. Rei: represents spirit or soul, also implies a universal intelligence or quality. Ki: means the vital life force energy which flows through all that is alive. Reiki is said to be simply:“universal life-force energy.” This energy is whole. Reiki energy has an intelligence of its own and therefore knows where and how a person needs healing. Reiki energy is safe and can never be "over used" since it has an intelligence of its own and goes to where it is needed in a gentle, honoring manner. 

Does everyone need Reiki?
Energy flows through us just like blood flows through us. If we see a problem in our blood flow, we understand that there is an issue and we pursue to get better. We should not neglect our energy flow for the same reasons. Everything is energy and everything is vibrating at certain frequencies. Our words, emotions and thoughts are energy too. Positive emotions like love, joy or gratitude vibrate at a very high vibration and keep us happy and healthy. Feelings of sadness, grief or anger are vibrating at lower frequency and also are getting stuck in our body causing stiffness, illness, stress or physical pain. Reiki helps to relieve these blocks, so the energy can flow freely again. Reiki energy causes an expansion in the chakras, energy field and aura. All that said, yes, everyone benefits and needs Reiki to maintain healthy body.

• Deeply relaxes the body and mind

• Alleviate stress, anxiety and depression

• Relieve physical and emotional pain

• Aid Insomnia and increase positive sleep habits

• Promote natural self-healing

• Treat symptoms of injury and illness

• Clear toxins

• Strengthen the immune system

• Enhance personal awareness

• Release blocked and suppressed feelings

• Balance energy within the body

• Raises your Energetic vibration

Reiki Case Studies

The most recent data analyzed (during 2008-9) shows strong evidence that Reiki is indeed responsible for a positive biological response in both humans and animals. The strongest evidence (rated “excellent” in the Process) was reported in the most carefully controlled of all experiments; non other than laboratory rats. In both 2006 and 2008 stressed-out lab rats received Reiki treatments and they all showed significantly reduced stress, anxiety and depression responses. “Sham” or bogus Reiki treatments were given to the placebo group and they showed no reduction in stress, anxiety or depression. Testing in humans performed between 1993 and 2006 showed ratings from Satisfactory to Excellent, all suggesting that the benefit of Reiki treatments were positive in controlling pain levels in humans. 

Why use crystals in Reiki sessions? Crystals act as conduits for healing — allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out. Crystals amplify the healing life force energy flow.  A few notable crystals are used: Lapis Lazuli, Citrine, Malachite, Amethyst, Angelite, Clear Quartz, Carnelian and more.


Interested in learning to practice Reiki? Tania holds Level 1, 2 and 3 certifications here at the spa. Contact Kristina.skinhealth@gmail.com for more information!