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Reiki for Holistic Healing and Overall Well-being

The term Reiki comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Reiki then, is a hands-on natural healing method that channels universal life force energy from the practitioner to the recipient.

It is not a substitute for seeing a doctor for a serious issue, but rather part of a holistic healing approach that addresses your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Reiki treatment can increase the efficacy of other types of treatment, whether that be traditional medicine or alternative medicine. It is a spiritual practice, but is not a religion and is not associated with a particular religion.

What Is Reiki: What You Can Expect

Reiki is an energy healing technique that originated in Japan. The main form used in the United States and around the world was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. Known as Usui reiki, this form of natural healing involves a practitioner who has undergone Reiki training to help make themselves a channel of universal energy into the recipient.

Before beginning a Reiki session, the practitioner may ask you what physical and emotional problems you are having. This can help guide your session. During a Reiki treatment, the practitioner will place their hands palm side down on or just above your fully-dressed body in specific energy locations.

They will use a series of 12-15 different hand positions, allowing the universal life force energy to flow through them and into you. The amount of time for each position depends upon the flow of energy and your needs. This is not a massage, and there is no manipulation involved.

You may experience the flow of energy as tingling, pulsing, or a warm sensation where your practitioner places their hands. You may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during a Reiki session. This may not be real sleep, but deep meditation.



Reiki for Chakra Balancing

If you’re interested in energy healing or you’ve ever taken a yoga or meditation class, chances are you’ve heard about chakras. The word chakra comes from the ancient language of Sanskrit. It means “disk” or “wheel” and refers to various energy centers in your body. This is where the Reiki practitioner will place their hands.

Chakra balancing is a way of keeping your chakras open, Blocked chakras can lead to both physical and emotional symptoms such as pain or anxiety.

The 7 chakras include:


  • Root Chakra
  • Sacral Chakra
  • Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Heart Chakra
  • Throat Chakra
  • Third-Eye Chakra
  • Crown Chakra


Each chakra is located in a different part of your body, and is linked to our physical well-being, emotions, intuition, and spirituality, depending on the chakra. When you work with an energy healer such as a Reiki practitioner, you can work to keep your chakras balanced and open.

Benefits of Reiki

Many people can benefit from Reiki therapy. Some of the most often mentioned benefits include reducing:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • And a number of other physical and emotional issues

The only way to know if you can benefit from Reiki is to schedule a session. It’s a natural healing technique with no side effects, and is safe for anyone, including cancer patients, pregnant women, and children. You should know that it is an accepted form of natural medicine at hospitals and medical clinics around the world.

Schedule Your Reiki Session

Call My Happy Place Massage Studio at 410-638-6774 or go to our Online Scheduling to schedule a session. We offer 45, 60, and 75-minute Reiki treatments. We’re located in Forest Hill, Maryland, in Harford County.