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What is Reiki?

Updated: Oct 20, 2023

The Healing Touch of Reiki: Enhancing Mental and Physical Health

What is Reiki Zen Tiger Healing


In a fast-paced world filled with stress and uncertainty, finding ways to promote mental and physical well-being is crucial. One ancient practice that has gained popularity in recent years is Reiki. Originating in Japan, Reiki is a holistic healing technique that focuses on channeling energy to promote balance and harmony within the body. In this blog post, we'll explore what Reiki is and how it can be beneficial for your mental and physical health.

Understanding Reiki

Reiki, pronounced "ray-kee," is a Japanese word that translates to "universal life energy." This practice was developed in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, who believed that energy could be harnessed and directed to promote healing. Reiki is based on the proven theory that there is a life force energy that flows through all living beings, and disruptions in this energy can lead to physical and emotional ailments. Reiki is a healing practice that works with a person's existing energies to rebalance, reset and heal the body and mind. In the same way that a cast helps reset and heal a broken bone, Reiki assists the body and mind in its healing journey.

How Reiki Works

Reiki practitioners use their hands to gently channel and rebalance this universal life energy throughout the recipient's body. The process involves the laying of hands on or above specific energy centers or chakras, as well as areas of discomfort or pain. The practitioner serves as a conduit for this healing energy, allowing it to flow freely to where it is needed most. It's important to note that Reiki does not involve physical manipulation or massage but rather a rebalancing of energy. When your body’s energies are aligned, breakthroughs and life changes are possible. Reiki can be done in-person or remotely, and it’s just as effective in both settings.

A unique thing about my sessions is that they include guided meditations and crystal sound bowl frequencies to deepen the relaxation and healing process. These meditations are personalized to each client, their intentions, and their experience with meditation as a whole. My practice is a safe space for anybody and everybody. I welcome those who have had Reiki before and those who haven’t. Experience doesn’t matter – it’s the intention. I’ve had people cry, twitch, sleep, and snore on my table, and it’s all part of the beautiful release!

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Benefits for Mental Health

1. Stress Reduction: One of the most significant benefits of Reiki is its ability to reduce stress and induce relaxation. The gentle touch and energy transfer promote a sense of calm and inner peace. This can be particularly helpful for individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, or high-stress levels.

2. Emotional Healing: Reiki is believed to help release emotional blockages and promote emotional healing. Many people report feeling lighter, more balanced, and better able to cope with their emotions after a Reiki session.

3. Improved Sleep: By reducing stress and promoting relaxation, Reiki can lead to improved sleep quality, and as we all know, adequate sleep is essential for maintaining good mental health.

Benefits for Physical Health

1. Pain Management: Reiki has been used to alleviate various types of physical pain, such as chronic pain, migraines, and muscle tension. It can help relax muscles and promote the body's natural healing processes.

2. Immune System Support: The relaxation and stress reduction induced by Reiki can boost the immune system, making it more effective in fighting off illnesses and diseases.

3. Accelerated Healing: Reiki is believed to accelerate the body's natural healing abilities. Whether recovering from surgery or dealing with minor injuries, Reiki can help speed up the healing process.

4. Increased Energy: Many individuals report increased vitality and energy levels after Reiki sessions. This can contribute to an overall sense of well-being and improved physical health.


Reiki is a non-invasive and gentle healing practice that can have profound effects on both mental and physical health. By reducing stress, balancing energy, and channeling healing frequencies, Reiki supports the body's natural ability to heal itself. Whether you're seeking relief from emotional turmoil, physical pain, or simply looking to enhance your overall well-being, Reiki may offer a path to greater harmony and health in your life. If you haven't tried it yet, consider exploring the world of Reiki and experience the healing touch for yourself.

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I also offer free consultations to talk with you one-on-one, answer any questions you may have, and help create the best healing plan for you.

All treatments can be done at my Newport Beach location in Orange County, CA or via a remote session online. Curious how remote sessions work? Check out my blog post for more info.


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