As some of you may know, I recently got my Reiki Level 1 certification. I had a taste of what reiki was like this past summer and was curious to learn more about it, so what better way than to enrol in the certification program, right? Anyways, my experience was AMAZING!! I couldn't believe how simple the techniques are, yet how powerful and effective it is. Contrary to popular belief, reiki is not based on the placebo effect whatsoever. Even if you don't believe that it will work for you, it will. However, intention goes a long way and it will help make the practice more beneficial for you if you believe in it. Kinda like most things I guess. 

So, you might be wondering, what exactly IS reiki? Well, reiki is a healing technique where the practitioner channels energy into the patient by means of touch to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. It might sound hard to completely understand, and even after you've experienced it you still might find it hard to wrap your head around. I think that's pretty normal when it comes to something you can't see, smell, or hear. But one thing I can assure you of is that you can feel the difference reiki makes. It is so blissful and relaxing; all your stress and worries melt away and even more so, reiki your body heal naturally. Listed below are a couple ailments reiki can help you with: (please feel free to add more in the comments section below as I'm surely forgetting some)

  • Illnesses (cold, flu, etc.)
  • Stress
  • Body soreness
  • Sprains + strains
  • Pregnancy + Childbirth
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Stomach aches
  • Healing broken bones (after they've been reset)
  • Bug bites + bee stings
  • Emotional distress
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness + Anger

And many more!! 

I guess I should mention that reiki is a very safe practice. In fact, no harm can be done through the practice of reiki. Reiki is a holistic practice that treats the body, mind, and spirit. If you're interested in receiving a reiki treatment, email me here. If you're interesting in getting certified as a Reiki Practitioner, I highly recommend Valerie O'Brien in Penticton; she is lovely and very experienced. I hope this blog helps you to better understand what reiki is, and hopefully will inspire you to give it a try. You won't regret it... I promise!