What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing, and it’s been around for thousands of years. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing, in which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.

Depending on the practitioner’s background and training Reiki can be applied to acupuncture points (TCM) or to marma points (Ayurveda). This application restores balance in the body and gives organs and tissues the energy necessary to reestablish homeostasis.

Reiki is used to treat the whole person, including your body, emotions, spirit, and mind. Anyone can receive a Reiki treatment, it is a simple and natural method of healing. One can implement Reiki alongside other medical or therapeutic treatments to promote recovery and relieve side effects.

Reiki is not considered a religion, nor associated with one. You don’t have to believe in anything in order to receive a Reiki session. You don’t even have to believe in Reiki itself to feel its benefits.

what is reiki cary ncWhat does Reiki do?

Your energy can become stagnant or blocked within your body. Rather than flow like a river throughout, dams can build when there is physical or emotional pain. In time, these energy blocks can cause illnesses. Your body holds onto every trauma it goes through. When you get surgery or an injury, your body holds onto it. When you’re wronged by a friend or are fired from a job, your energy is depleted.

Reiki therapy aims to remove the blocks in your energy and improve the flow throughout your body. It can help enable relaxation, reduce your pain, speed up healing and reduce other symptoms of illness.

Some Benefits to Reiki:

Reiki creates many beneficial effects, like relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing.

If you’re struggling with an internal battle, imagine the weight being taken off of your shoulders.

If you’re struggling with physical pain, imagine feeling some relief from your pain.

Reiki has been used in treatment for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue syndromes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Infertility
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Crohn’s disease

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Reiki is most effective in a peaceful setting, but it can be done anywhere. The client can choose to sit in a chair or lay on a table. To personalize and enhance the experience add music and aromatherapy.

The Reiki practitioner would then place their hands on or over areas on the body, head, limbs, and torso using different hand shapes for about 2-5 minutes each. Their hands can be placed over 20 different areas of the body, but most of the time, the practitioner will talk with you beforehand to see if there is a particular area to focus more or less.

While the hands are on or over the body, the transfer of energy occurs. The practitioner’s hands may be warm or tingling. Once the energy has stopped flowing, meaning the transfer is complete, the practitioner will move onto a different body area.

what is reiki cary ncWHY DO YOU NEED REIKI?

You can do everything “right” in your daily life like eat good food and exercise regularly but still feel stressed, anxious, or tired. If you compare your body to a house, the walls and foundation might be sturdy to keep you upright. But on the inside… you feel the chaos.

Old heartbreaks are heaped into closets, forgotten anger decays somewhere in the kitchen sink, and unresolved issues with your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend scattered in total disarray all over the floor. It is so crowded in our minds and bodies that it can feel paralyzing.

Eventually, it can become hard to focus on anything else except the chaos inside. Reiki sessions can help those unresolved emotions. In Ayurveda, unresolved issues can cause toxic emotions. We can block out toxic emotions because we don’t want to deal with them or because they become too much to handle. These blocks are what we work through during a Reiki session.


Marina will do an evaluation first, which will provide a total picture of your emotional and physical profile. It helps Marina to design an appropriate healing plan custom-made for your particular situation. This includes pulse analysis (chakras, doshas, cell nature), lifestyle advice, Lando Medical Reiki (reiki application to marma points). When you book your appointment, you’ll have access to the Client Portal, where you can access downloadable custom meditations. There is limited availability for first-time appointments.

How can Reiki shape your life? Find out today.