When you hug someone lovingly, that's Reiki. When you place your hand on someone's shoulder who is struggling, that's Reiki.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy healing technique that promotes relaxation through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, helping reduce stress, anxiety and promote healing by removing energy blocks and encouraging a healthy flow of energy, similar to acupuncture or acupressure.
Emotions are held deep in our bodies and can be expressed when given time and space. Unfortunately, society has conditioned us to stay relatively disconnected from our emotional bodies and we can move further and further away from our feelings, leaving them unaddressed and unmet. In a reiki session, we have the opportunity to be held safely and in stillness by a practitioner and to become aware of our body, breath, mind and emotions. This allows us to feel connected. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit.
A reiki session can feel like a prolonged hug for your soul. It can occasionally bring up discomfort, but ultimately the relief that can be experienced through an energetic release makes it worthwhile. Energy release can produce a delightful lightness in the body, a deep peace and calm, a new home base. This is the place where balance, health, and joy lives.
I look forward to sharing this most sacred and healing journey with you.
Curious about trying Reiki? Sign up here for a mini session with Danielle at the Wellness Junction’s Spring Sample Sale on March 5, 2022!
Danielle Reynolds, LCSW, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Reiki Healer at Del Ray Psych & Wellness, a holistic mental health practice located at the Wellness Junction in Del Ray. Learn more at delraypsych.com.