10 Ways Reiki Can Heal Your Mind, Body and Spirit

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Over the past decade, I’ve treated thousands of people with Reiki, and I’ve witnessed its healing miracles firsthand.

I get asked all the time by you wonderful folks about the benefits of Reiki, so I’ve put together this list of 10 of the most common ways I’ve seen Reiki heal people in body, mind, and spirit.

Keep in mind that this is not just my experience…

There are countless stories of people healing with the power of Reiki… and the Western world is taking notice. According to USA Today, 15% of U.S. hospitals have offered Reiki as a regular part of complimentary services for patients.

Remember, Reiki works by connecting with a loving and compassionate Universal Energy and then directing that positive energy either to yourself or another via your palms.

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By doing so, you can create transformational physical, mental, and even spiritual healing.

Sound complicated or difficult to grasp? Don’t worry, it’s actually quite easy given proper instruction (which doesn’t require taking classes from a live instructor).

And it’s worth it – By tuning the mind in a specific way you can tap into a great source of energy. And in doing so, you gain the incredible power to change how you feel… and the very energy system that powers your being.

Through this, you manifest the life and health you desire. So let’s get started on the 10 most powerful healing benefits of Reiki…

1. Reduces Stress and Promotes Relaxation

Reiki is one of the most effective practices for reducing stress and, well…getting you to relax.

The reality is, most of us push ourselves far too hard by placing all our energy on work and life productivity without ever taking time off for ourselves to rest.

Much of the stress we experience on a day-to-day basis gets pent-up in our body.

Don’t believe me? Take a moment to place attention on your facial muscles and notice the tension. Then allow your muscles to relax and notice the difference...

By relaxing the body and clearing any negative energy that may be blocking you, relaxation is brought to a completely different level.

For this reason, a regular Reiki practice is highly effective for helping you manage stress and bring balance to the hustle and bustle of daily life.

2. Manages Anxiety and Difficult Emotions

You don’t have to be a healer to know that everyone experiences difficult situations that can lead to anxiety and negative emotions.

But do you let these emotions become part of your every day life?

Energy from negative experiences can clog your emotions like sticky, dark clouds of goop, leaving you feeling drained and unhappy. Reiki has the power to clean and purify your emotional system, releasing these negative energies and returning you to a peaceful mood so you can once again enjoy the gift of life.

3. Alleviates Emotional and Psychological Trauma

Throughout our life, many of us experience traumatic events that can often leave a deep scar which affects us for years, decades, or even the rest of our life.

Many challenges can arise from these traumatic events, including:

  • The mental and emotional toll of abuse
  • The pushing away of a prospective partner in an intimate relationship
  • Living in fear and reclusiveness to avoid future pain

And while it often takes time and effort to heal from such events, Reiki can be an effective practice for helping to bring these challenges to the surface as they often lie dormant within us.

Often times, simply uncovering these challenges is enough to create great healing.

However, beyond simply uncovering the challenge, by dissolving the negative energy created by the challenge or trauma with Reiki, it is possible to remove the trauma altogether.

4. Improves Sleep

Sleep is a major component of both our physical and mental well-being. Unfortunately, due to the “I’ll sleep when I die” culture in the West, it’s often been overlooked.

However, a wave of research over the past two decades has proven without a doubt that sleep is critical to our well-being.

And, it turns out, Reiki can be effective for improving our sleep too.

A study conducted by Hartford Hospital in Connecticut showed that Reiki improved participant sleep by 86-percent.

On top of that, it reduced pain by 78-percent, nausea by 80 percent, and anxiety during pregnancy by 94 percent.

And the great part? You can do the practice from the comfort of your own home as the perfect addition to your nighttime ritual.

5. Increases Energy

Ever feel sluggish?… like you lack the energy to take on the day?

I find that a short 10 – 20 minute Reiki treatment, along with some physical exercise helps improve my state and gives me lots of positive energy.  I try to do this most mornings.  

But don’t just take my word for it…

According to a PubMed report on the effects of Reiki on fatigue in cancer patients, Reiki can be an effective way of increasing energy and even reducing anxiety and physical pain:

“[Fatigue] decreased within the [Reiki group] over the course of all 7 treatments. In addition, participants in the [Reiki group] experienced significant improvements in quality of life compared to those in the [resting group].

…scores indicated significant decreases in tiredness, pain, and anxiety, which were not seen in the [resting group].”

In today’s fast-paced world, coffee and energy drinks have become a staple of daily life in an effort to combat the unnatural demand on our body and mind.

However, this way of life is damaging to both our physical and mental health.

Reiki allows you to recenter your mind, relax your body, and move from a place of stress and friction to balance and flow.


By doing so, you’re energized without the need for damaging energy drinks or a dependence on caffeine.

6. Relieves Physical Pain and Improves Mobility

I can’t tell you the number of people that have come to me and told me that Reiki has healed their mobility problems, often which have plagued them for many years.

But let’s take a look at one person’s amazing story…

Blake, a patient at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, U.K., and mother Denisa have experienced first-hand the benefit of Reiki as a complementary treatment for relieving pain and improving mobility.

At 18 days old, baby Blake developed a serious infection which badly affected his digestive system and began causing damage to his intestine.

After having his bowel removed in an operation at the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London that left him very weak, he was moved to Royal Alexandra. It was there that he received Reiki treatment:

“While medical staff monitor his condition to make sure he receives the nutrition he needs, Blake has also been benefitting from regular Reiki therapy by Ali Walters from Active LightWorks, and her team.

Mum Denisa feels the therapy offers ongoing benefits for both her son and the family, she explains:

Reiki has been absolutely brilliant for Blake. Besides his digestion issues, he also has an ongoing problem with his left arm, which he cannot move properly. When therapist Ali is treating him, he seems to gain more movement in the joint because he is more relaxed.

Blake always settles down beautifully after his sessions with Ali, and he loves the calm and peaceful interaction with the therapists. I love seeing Blake so settled and happy.’ “

However, even more impressive than an improvement in mobility is Reiki’s ability to alleviate physical pain.

According to a study done by Hartford Hospital, after receiving Reiki treatment patients experiencing physical pain reported having that pain reduced significantly:

Hartford Hospital Reiki Study

Gerard Ham of CentraState Medical Center has experienced this incredible effect first-hand:

“Some of the positive things I have seen and can attest to include headaches that have disappeared and pain that has subsided after a Reiki session

I have had patients tell me they are now completely at rest and have no more worries.”

7. Helps Prevent and Heal Obesity

For those familiar with its ability to reduce stress, it should come as little surprise that Reiki is also an effective remedy for preventing and even healing obesity.

Conditions like stress generate negative energy that blocks your mind and body from being able to operate normally.

One such effect of this can be weight gain.

Reiki gives you the ability to dissolve the negative energy that is creating this block, and as a result, prevent and reverse unhealthy weight gain.

Beyond that, Reiki gives you the ability to heal the cause of the obesity by uncovering deep-seated issues which can lead to overeating.

8. Helps Overcome Addiction and Dependency

Drug and alcohol dependency is a difficult condition to treat as the addiction often creates many troubling side effects for those affected.

These side effects include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle pain & bone aches
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • The shakes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood swings

However, Rev. Lynette Burkert learned first-hand the incredible power of Reiki for managing these symptoms and helping overcome the addiction.

Hired by Hope Ranch treatment center of Triangle Lake, Oregon to perform Reiki on clients and staff, Burkert performed an incredible 1,500+ sessions with addicts and alcoholics over 3 years.

She writes:

“…The disease of addiction creates reservoirs of grief and guilt. Successful treatment relies in great part on providing an environment of acceptance that promotes self-love. Reiki fits this requirement perfectly.

Many clients claimed that the first time they ever felt unconditionally loved was during a Reiki session. Clients often cried during Reiki, and this too helped release built-up stress in the body and psyche.

Clients also commented that their Reiki sessions were their first experience of being touched lovingly without someone wanting something from them.

Many addicts have been physically and/or sexually abused. Experiencing such softness and care allowed them to release the tension that resulted from their desire to protect themselves from further abuse.

Many of these clients experienced peace in their lives for the first time.”

In addition, Reiki helped her patients gain the clarity necessary to move through past trauma.

Because of this, Burkert’s patients were able to see their past actions with greater clarity and break bad patterns of behavior which led to repeated relapses.

9. Promotes Spiritual Growth

On a fundamental level, healing almost always involves uncovering our true selves in some way.

Through understanding that we are beings of a great Universal Energy, at one with everything, we can begin to see how everything is connected.

This is why Reiki practice can not only:

  • Dissolve stress
  • Release negative emotions
  • And uncover past trauma

But also:

  • Relieve physical pain
  • Increase energy
  • And prevent obesity

However, beyond that is the very foundation of the practice: spiritual healing through the energy of love.

Love is the most basic need of all, and it underlies many of the challenges we face in life.

However, most of us either don’t know how to love or don’t realize the importance of love as the basic energy which connects and nurtures us.

Loving couple in field

Through Reiki, we can become in touch with this fundamental Universal Energy of love and realize great spiritual healing and growth.

But beyond that, by clearing away the negative energy that creates blocks that exist within us, we can realize great clarity about our life and the path we should walk.

As a result, Reiki can help guide us on a fundamental spiritual level towards a happier and more meaningful life.

10. Helps You Realize the Joy and Fulfillment of Healing Others

This may not seem to be a type of healing, however, it’s one of the most powerful of all the benefits on this list and a very important form of healing...mental and spiritual healing.

Starting from a young age, we develop the feeling that “something” is missing.

This manifests in different ways for different people, be it the desire to:

  • Find “the one” in the perfect romantic partner to complete you
  • Realize success and be recognized for those achievements
  • Be noticed by a particular loved so that we feel worthy

No matter how it manifests for one specific person, we all desire to fill this “void” and feel fulfilled.

What most of us don’t realize is this is closely tied to our desire to connect with other human beings.

Reiki gives us a way to connect deeply with another human being and help them in significant ways. And, in doing so, we heal ourselves and find joy and fulfillment as well.

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Reiki is a beautiful and powerful healing practice with many benefits.

However, Reiki can be used for much more than just mental and physical healing. It can be used to help both the practitioner and recipient lead a healthier and more meaningful life as well.

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson is the creator of Reiki Infinite Healer. Over the last 4 years Dave and his team have helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their wellbeing, recover from illness, connect with their spiritual selves, and learn to heal with the amazing art of Reiki. Dave is a highly sought after healer and teacher, who's work has impacted the lives, health and relationships of individuals and their families in over 200 different countries.

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