What Is Reiki Anyway?

It seems after answering this question for almost 30 years one would have a standard response and yet I find the words continue to change and grow as I do.

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Bottom line is, Reiki is a gentle, simple, and very powerful healing modality that can be used to help yourself, your family, your clients and patients, your animals and most everything else.

Reiki restores energetic balance and facilitates growth and healing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It is simple to learn and to use; Reiki is an ideal tool for every one of all ages, most especially all health care professionals.

Reiki complements and enhances all types of medical treatment. It has no side effects and no contraindications. Reiki is safe for all ages, from premature babies to the elderly. Reiki accelerates wound healing and relieves pain and emotional distress. It produces a feeling of mental clarity, calmness, well-being, and spiritual connection in the recipient.

However, when one receives distant or hands-on Reiki treatments the sessions may not immediately heal what we want. Reiki goes to the cause of the problem and begins clearing blocked energy actually creating it to achieve lasting results. The good news is we continue to feel better in often times new and much better ways than expected.



  1. Joanne Louise Krusche October 7, 2017 at 12:51 am - Reply

    How BEAUTIFUL Shalandra! and YES! I ALSO find my explanations of Reiki CHANGING as I do too! Thanks for Sharing this! May I Share it with my Reiki Clients too? Jo.xxx

    • Shalandra Abbey October 7, 2017 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      Feel free to share Jo. Reiki Hugs from my Reiki island to your your Reiki island. Shalandra RXO

  2. Martin Nockalls October 7, 2017 at 3:08 am - Reply

    What a wonderful, honest and succinct description of Reiki.

    As a well read Reiki person myself, it is refreshing to find a straight forward answer to the most difficult question that all Reiki practitioners deal with on a daily basis.
    There is much to confuse those seeking knowledge of Reiki on the Internet.

    To my mind…there are two types of people. Those who simplify and those complicate.

    You have my respect and best wishes.

    Martin Nockalls.

    • Shalandra Abbey October 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you Martin, I’m pleased you enjoyed the blog. Your comments make the effort to post it worthwhile.

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