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Reiki / Energy Balancing

The origins of Reiki / Energy Balancing could be said to be as old as humankind.

Reiki / Energy Balancing is a non-invasive and gentle, yet powerful method of healing. Reiki is a form of alternative therapy that began in Japan in the early 20th century.

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What is Reiki / Energy Balancing

Reiki is an ancient Japanese word meaning ‘Universal Life Force Energy’. It is described as the infinite source of energy that creates and supports all life and existence. It is known by various other names such as Usui system of Reiki, energy balancing, therapeutic touch and biofield therapy.

‘Universal Life Force Energy’ flows all the way through our body, which are the major centres of our spiritual power in the human body and are circles of energy, which balance, store and distribute the energies of our life.

If these energy fields are not performing correctly or blocked, this can cause our physical body, emotional health along with our spiritual selves to suffer.

Based on the principles that the adequate flow of healing energy (called “Ki” in Japan, “Chi” in China, and “prana” in India) which can lead to optimal physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological health. This therapeutic approach believes that healing energy can be channelled from the universe, through the Reiki / Energy Facilitator to the client.

This transfer of energy can help manage stress, fatigue, and pain in the client. It also makes the client feel more energised. The therapy involves the Reiki / Energy Facilitator moving their hands over the patient’s body without touching (or lightly touching)  the client’s body. A Reiki / Energy Balancing session can prevent and treat any disease and works extremely well with healthcare practitioners, who encourage their clients to go for Reiki / Energy Balancing as a complementary therapy to ease stress and feel good. Thus, it may be used along with other standard therapies for the treatment of diseases.

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In the early 1900’s a Japanese man named Dr Mikao Usui, through his own healing journey, had a spiritual awakening or spiritual transmission. That resulted in the creation of the system of the ‘Usui Shiki Ryoho’ – Usui System of Reiki Healing.

Reiki / Energy Balancing is a holistic approach to assist you to good health on all levels; Emotionally, Physically, Mentally and Spiritually. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement.

Reiki / Energy Balancing treatments stands on its own as a healing practice and also works in conjunction with orthodox and complementary medicine.


Reiki / Energy Balancing helps to restore the flow of this energy by rebalancing the body's energy centres, which can help to promote healing and well-being. The formally trained and experienced practitioner is “attuned” to the energy and blocks of the person with whom they are working.

Research does suggest Reiki / Energy Balancing sessions improve relaxation, which may help reduce pain, stress, and anxiety and assist you to good health on all levels; Emotionally, Physically, Mentally and Spiritually.

Reiki / Energy Balancing is often used in hospitals and other healthcare environments to help people deal with stress and pain. It should never be used as a replacement for medications or traditional treatments and is a complementary treatment used with standard medical treatments.

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What are the benefits of Reiki?

Here’s where the science comes in. Admittedly, it can be difficult to fully “prove” that any healing can be attributed solely to Reiki / Energy Balancing sessions. However, Reiki / Energy Balancing clients do overwhelmingly report positive experiences and effects on their physical and emotional well-being post-reiki session. Here are some studies:

  • A 2014 review of previous studies on the effects of reiki in combating pain and depression in a variety of adults, both older adults and those with terminal illness, found that reiki is almost always reported to show a positive effect.

  • A 2015 study showed that reiki was effective in decreasing pain, fatigue, and anxiety in cancer patients. A 2016 study focused solely on women confirmed this.

  • A 2017 study goes so far as to say that reiki can be considered more effective than a placebo and has broad potential as a complementary therapy in treating pain, anxiety, and depression.

  • In 2019, a large-scale, multi-site study of reiki practitioners and patients across the United States concluded that even a single session of reiki could positively improve a patient’s physical and psychological health.

Reiki is believed to provide the following benefits:

  • Helps get a restful sleep

  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body

  • Energises the body

  • Reduces mental stress

  • Helps manage stress

  • Removes toxins from the body

  • Helps in the better outlook of people receiving traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, kidney dialysis, or those undergoing surgery

  • Reduces aches and pains

  • Helps in quicker healing after an injury or surgery

  • Boosts immunity

  • Improves digestion

  • Helps treat infertility

  • Aids in the management of Parkinson’s disease

  • Helps manage psychological conditions such as anxiety and depression

** It is important to note that you should never forego medical treatments and only practice reiki in order to seek wellness.

At Frequency of Light Clare offer one-on-one sessions in Reiki / Energy Balancing.  If you would like to experience a Reiki / Energy Balancing Session

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