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How does distance Reiki work?

Updated: Feb 1

The Healing Power of Distance Reiki: Benefits Beyond Boundaries

Madaline Spinks, Distance Reiki, Zen Tiger Healing


In a world where technology has enabled us to connect with people across the globe with just a few clicks, it should come as no surprise that even energy healing practices have transcended the limitations of physical proximity. The world has become more accustomed to remote working in the past few years. Distance Reiki, a form of energy healing, is no different in its ability to provide therapeutic benefits remotely. In this blog post, we'll explore what distance Reiki is, how it works, and its numerous benefits.

What is Distance Reiki Healing?

Reiki, which translates to "universal life energy" in Japanese, is an ancient healing practice that originated in Japan. It involves a practitioner channeling healing energy into the recipient, promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Traditional Reiki typically requires physical touch or close proximity between the practitioner and the recipient. However, distance Reiki, also known as remote Reiki or absent healing, allows the practitioner to send healing energy across any distance.

How Does Distance Reiki Work?

Distance Reiki operates on the principles of energy and intention. It doesn't require physical presence because, in the world of energy healing, time and space are not limitations. Here's a basic outline of how it works:

  1. Setting Intentions: The practitioner and recipient agree on a specific time for the session. The recipient may be asked to find a quiet space to relax during this time.

  2. Energy Connection: The practitioner enters a meditative state and connects with the universal life energy or "Ki." This energy knows no bounds and can be channeled across any distance.

  3. Sending Healing Energy: The practitioner visualizes the recipient and directs healing energy towards them, intending to address specific physical or emotional issues. My distance Reiki sessions also incorporate sound bowl and meditation therapy.

  4. Recipient Experience: The recipient may feel sensations like warmth, tingling, visuals, or deep relaxation during the session, even though there's no physical contact.

  5. Follow-up: After the session, the practitioner and recipient may share their experiences and any insights gained during the session.

Benefits of Distance Reiki Healing

  1. No Geographical Boundaries: Distance Reiki allows individuals to access healing from practitioners anywhere in the world. This is especially beneficial for those who live in remote areas or have limited access to local Reiki practitioners.

  2. Convenience: Distance Reiki sessions can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for the recipient, eliminating the need for travel or the hassle of rearranging one's schedule. Some feel that they are able to do distance Reiki sessions more frequently without the need for travel.

  3. Comfort and Relaxation: The recipient can remain in the comfort of their own home or a familiar environment, which can enhance relaxation and the receptivity to healing energy. I've worked with remote clients who found comfort on their bed, couch, the beach, even their car!

  4. Physical and Emotional Healing: Like traditional Reiki, distance Reiki can help alleviate physical pain, reduce stress, and promote emotional healing. It can also assist with anxiety, depression, and general well-being.

  5. Promotes Spiritual Growth: Distance Reiki may foster spiritual growth and a deeper connection with one's inner self. It can aid in releasing negative energy, past traumas, and emotional blockages.

  6. Holistic Approach: Distance Reiki takes a holistic approach to healing, addressing the mind, body, and spirit. It complements traditional medical treatments and therapies.

  7. Self-Empowerment: Some recipients report feeling a sense of empowerment and greater control over their health and well-being through their experiences with distance Reiki.


Distance Reiki healing has proven to be a valuable complement to traditional healing methods. It offers a bridge across geographical boundaries, providing a conduit for healing energy to reach those in need, no matter where they are. The benefits extend beyond the physical, reaching into the realms of emotional and spiritual well-being, promoting a holistic approach to health. As we continue to explore the depths of energy healing, it's clear that distance Reiki is a powerful tool for promoting balance, harmony, and healing in our lives.

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