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The Power of Energy: Opening Up to Reiki Healing

Nov 27, 2020 09:29AM ● By Maria Meidanis
Reiki quite literally translates to spiritual life force: Rei=Spiritual and Ki=life force. In the Japanese understanding of connectedness, humans are always connected in the sense of oneness. With that, energy is always present and knows no space and time or boundary; humans are experiencing it together collectively. Hence, the sending of reiki to someone is viewed more as sharing a sense of oneness that we inherently possess within.

Nikola Tesla, best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current electricity supply system, says, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Energy is all around us; it is malleable and fluid. We can manipulate it and harness it in ways that support us in working with the energy versus against it.

Reiki is a good example of this, in the sense that it is accessible to everyone and it is therefore, up to each of us to take accountability for the role in which we decide to interpret it and/or apply it to our life. For example, if we are resistant to reiki or skeptical of its workings, reiki will only be as effective as we allow it. We are who we have been waiting for in the sense that we hold the key to both refraining from and/or opening up to energy as a form of healing.

Why Choose a Reiki Session?

Reiki can be used to expedite the healing process, especially when working on healing the inner child. It promotes spiritual growth and exploration, as well as heart opening. Individuals have used it to reduce stress, calm nerves, alleviate depression and anxiety, improve relaxation and support feelings of overwhelm. In addition, reiki can help alleviate pain and stress.

Reiki sessions can be performed either in-person or via a distance session for people living anywhere in the world. For individuals that can come in-person, a reiki practitioner will scan the client’s energy body using a gentle touch with their hands. Alternatively, they can place their hands an inch or two above the body, depending on one’s personal preference. The head, shoulders, chest, stomach and kidneys are most commonly worked with. Some practitioners also work alongside the chakra system, working to clear areas of blockage, in efforts to optimize and restore balance and homeostasis to each chakra point. Areas of physical ailment, such as an earache or tweaked knee, for example, are also areas of focus when indicated.

During a session, individuals may experience an array of sensations: from heat or coolness to a light tingling or buzzing sensation in different areas of the body. The sensations that are experienced is natural and signifies that one’s energy body is both purifying and realigning itself. Deep relaxation, as well as a sense of peace, may also be experienced by the end of a session.

Maria Meidanis is a reiki II practitioner at Still Motion Therapeutic Services, in Braintree. She is offering a free 30-minute virtual introductory reiki session to the first 25 people that email [email protected] to schedule. For more information, call 617-858-8017 or visit