What is Reiki and what are the benefits?


How Reiki Can Help to Live a Healthier Life

Are you feeling stressed and find it difficult to feel relaxed? Perhaps you may need a technique that can help with these problems? You might have heard of a Japanese healing technique called Reiki, which can be a great stress-reducing healing practice. This particular healing technique was developed in Japan, in the early 20th century, and is now practiced around the globe. Reiki helps to reduce the impact of stress and releasing tension from the entire system. It is a beautiful healing technique that helps the person to move towards his or her unique balance in body, mind, and spirit, and helps the body’s own healing mechanisms to work more effectively.

What is Reiki?

The word “Reiki” originates from the Japanese words “rei”, meaning “universal”, and “ki”, meaning “life energy”. Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that is used to heal physical and mental disturbances, and to support mental clarity and spiritual well-being. Energy healing focuses on the energy fields around the body. Energy levels can depreciate in the body where there has been physical damage or emotional pain. Boosting the energy levels around the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and lessen other symptoms of illness. The current form of Reiki was first developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught around 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime. The practise spread to the U.S. through Hawaii and then to Europe in the 1980s. It is commonly referred to as palm healing or hands-on healing therapy.

How Does Reiki Work?

The human body has this phenomenal ability to bounce back and heal itself when faced with intensified stress. The majority of the time, your body can heal itself during physical and mental traumas. However, there may come a time in your life when your body faces a constant barrage of ongoing stress. In such cases, the body itself loses the ability to heal, resulting in a decline in the health of your body, mind, and soul.

You may suffer from symptoms like anger outbursts, headaches, stomach aches, muscle tension and pain, anxiety, restlessness, depression, or even eating irregularities like overeating or under-eating. Reiki healing could help in getting rid of these symptoms by replenishing the energy level in your body. The spiritual healing art of Reiki involves channeling positive energy into the seeker’s body, with Dani, a Reiki master, placing her hands on the affected areas of the body that needs healing. Your body automatically guides the energy where it is required.

A near-immediate sensation of relief can be felt with the powerful flow of positive energy. This releases tension lessens the impact of stress and substitutes negative energy with the positive.

Reiki Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy

Health Benefits of Reiki Healing

  1. Reduces Pain
    Past treatment results have shown that Reiki has been able to help people with certain pains and similar symptoms. In one study, Reiki came out to be the most effective therapy for pain-relieving effects than two other therapies -Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch. Another study was conducted on cancer patients who opted for the Reiki treatment. They had their tiredness, pain, and anxiety significantly decrease with the help of the healing treatment.
  2. Reduces Anxiety and Depression
    Reiki could help in reducing depression and anxiety by altering your mood. Reiki is effective in people with a negative mood by making them feel more positive through receiving the life force energy and dissolving any energy blockages. Your improved mood helps in reducing your stress level, as well as any anxiety you might have. Research has also shown that Reiki results in a significant decrease in depression and anger too.
  3. Boost in White Blood Cell Production
    White blood cells are the cells that build up our immune system, and our immune system will aid our bodies in protecting against germs or infections such as colds and sore throats. A study was conducted on people who received Reiki healing treatment and those who didn’t. It was found that people who received the treatment got a boost in the number of white blood cells. Their immune system was enhanced due to Reiki’s healing treatment.
  4. Self-Care technique
    You can also use Reiki healing on yourself as a self-care practice after you learned how to do Reiki healing. Performing Reiki on your own body can be a great way to de-stress and relax after a long day. Just like during the time of a physical accident when your body heals on its own, Reiki healing energy works in the same way to get rid of any energetic blockages. Take out free time, get cozy with pillows and candles, and use the technique on yourself. It will give you some self-care and greater peace of mind.
  5. Clarity of Thoughts
    Reiki can help you to reconnect with your true self. This will make you aware of your negative thoughts that you may be holding on to and letting take over. So, using Reiki healing can help you to face your negative thoughts and energy, and focus on when you are holding on to them. This can help you to let go of them, clearing your mind and focusing on the positive energy that flows through you, which will help to calm your mind.
  6. Boosts Creativity and IntuitionReiki can reduce your stress levels and bring you clarity of thoughts and enhanced focus on your intuition. This will help you feel more rational and stress-free. Reiki also helps with breaking down energetic blocks. Once you are free of these blocks, you can focus on new opportunities and inspirations, be able to generate new ideas, and use your imagination easily.
  7. Emotional Clarity and Spiritual Growth
    Reiki helps you to heal emotionally, bring inner peace and harmony. This is a very useful quality to have for spiritual growth. This healing practice can clean your emotions, and it can also help with strengthening your relationships, enhancing your capability to connect with others. All of these qualities can help you grow spiritually and be at one with your emotions.
  8. Enhances the quality of life
    Researchers in a small 2016 study found that Reiki healing helped improve the quality of life for women with cancer. Women who went under Reiki healing showed improvements in their sleep patterns, self-confidence, and mood levels. They noted a sense of calmness, inner peace, and relaxation after the therapy. Reiki helps in enhancing the quality of life and overall well-being.
  9. Balance and Harmony
    Reiki helps in restoring your body’s balance on mental, emotional, and physical levels, so that all the body parts may function in complete harmony. When a body functions harmoniously, it gains its natural healing abilities, which improve overall health and wellness.

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique, which can yield amazing benefits. It can have an insightful influence on your mind and body. Balancing the systems of the body and mind with Reiki and Chakra healing can effectively combat several physical or mental health conditions, and can help in maintaining harmony in life.

Reiki is Love,
Love is Wholeness,
Wholeness is Balance,
Balance is Well being,
Well being is Freedom from Disease

– Dr Mikao Usui

What are the five Reiki Principles?

The five popular Reiki principles are:


  • I will not worry
  • I will not be angry
  • I will work honestly
  • I will be grateful
  • I will be kind to others

Why Holistic Healing by Dani offers transformational Reiki healing services

Holistic Healing by Dani is owned by Daniela, originally from Vienna, who has been working in the nursing field for over eight years. Daniela is a certified energy healing practitioner and Reiki Master. She offers transformational Reiki healing with intuitive guidance and practical spiritual advice for you to embrace your multidimensional self.

The process includes Dani, the practitioner, channeling life force energy through her hands unto the recipient’s body. It’s said that spiritual guidance enables the Reiki to flow through the affected parts of the recipient’s energy field and charges them with positive energy. Negative energies like stress, anxiety, physical pain, sadness, and confusion loosen their grip against the positive energy.

The primary aim of Reiki is to make sure that the positive energy levels in the body are restored. When Dani moves her hands over the recipient’s body, she is working as a catalyst and is guiding through life force energy to restore and repair the damages in the energetic field to restore the balances. Holistic Healing by Dani offers the most transformational Reiki healing services, which helps you to release physical and mental traumas like Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Insomnia, and much more.

Reiki healing is entirely safe and has no side effects. You can experience Reiki healing in Sydney with Dani for enhanced wellbeing in your body, mind, and soul with a powerful, beautiful Reiki energy boost.

Reiki Energy Healing

How does a Reiki healing session look like and what to expect

A typical Reiki session can last around 60-90 minutes with the assessment included. In the very first appointment, you’ll meet with Reiki practitioner Dani and you’ll have a short introduction or discussion about the process and your expectations or intentions. Let her know about all the physical or mental discomfort you are facing or any symptoms you want to address for the treatment.

Also, let the practitioner know if you have any physical injuries or places that are sensitive to touch. Next, you’ll be asked to lie down on a table or mat. Dani will cover you with a quilt or blanket. Usually, soft, relaxing music will be playing in the background so that you can feel relaxed during the procedure. For the most part, there won’t be any conversational phase during the session, but you can feel free to let your practitioner know if you are feeling uncomfortable or if there’s something to share what you’re experiencing.

To begin with the healing process, Dani will move her hands around or above the body and uses sacred Reiki symbols. You are likely to experience sensations in the body such as heat or tingling. Some people even report seeing visualizations, such as colors or pictures, or having memories appear in front of them. Try to go with the flow without attaching too much meaning to it. Your experiences may become deeper and clearer the more you continue with Reiki. You can learn more with my reiki course in Sydney.

Remember that Reiki is a complementary therapy and should be used alongside the primary treatment plan. It can also be used alongside other complementary treatments such as inner child healing, acupuncture, massage, or holistic coaching.