Reiki 101: How to Relax

When my clients come to me requesting a Reiki treatment, I know they’re ready to release negative energy, old behavior patterns, and beliefs that no longer serve them. They may be fully aware of why they need to see me, or just know on a subconscious level that whatever they’ve been doing has not been working.

Hands-On Healing

Reiki energy healers use their hands-on healing. Hands-on healing can help in relieving or decreasing pain and discomfort by restoring the body’s energy centers, more generally known as the chakras.

It is a natural method that promotes relaxation and healing by eliminating blocks to the flow of energy in your body centers and facilitates balance and support on all levels. The reason for Reiki sessions is to balance chakras.

Reiki can also be sent distantly once the practitioner is in tune with the recipient’s energetic blockages.

Every person experiences the Reiki energy differently, but many say they feel a warm tingling sensation wherever the healer’s hands are hovering over or slightly touching them. Most people describe feeling relaxed and revitalized after a session.

Reiki Masters

Reiki practitioners, called Reiki Masters, do not control the Reiki energy. They merely channel the energy and let it lead them to the problem area.

For Reiki to help, the receiving recipient, they must be open to receiving the energy. The energy flows freely through the Reiki practitioner’s hands, but it is up to the receiver to accept the energy. Many times, the conscious mind is not aware of this direction, but the recipient’s body energy guides the healing energy wherever it is needed.

Reiki should not be a substitute for medical care. It should be used as a complementary, natural care method. Please tell your doctor know you are also using Reiki. Reiki can also be sent distance once the healer is attuned to the recipient’s energetic blockages.


Chakras are rings of energy that run through the center plane of the body. Each of these power centers corresponds to a different organ, emotion, and color. When a chakra is stagnant or closed, a variety of health issues can crop up. Energy healers typically cleanse and open the chakras, ensuring that the body is balanced on all levels.

During a Reiki session, you’ll feel calmer, and be able to take full, deep and smooth breaths. Your muscles start to release tension, your heart rate will become moderate, and adrenals will be put at ease.

Once you’re more knowledgeable about your chakras and how they work, you can begin to identify blockages more easily. Working with Reiki practitioners, in the beginning, can help you become more aware of these frequencies and how to align your chakras.

It is only when we connect deeper to our inner self (spiritual energy) that we can take our hands-on Reiki healing to a deeper level.

Dr. Patti

Author: Dr. Patricia Mason

Co-Founder Beautiful You * Social Entrepreneur * DBA * Positive Thinker * Nature Lover * Poet * Advisory Board Member * Relay Committee * Certified Reiki 1 & 2 Practitioner

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