Updated: Jul 11
Reiki, like other healing modalities such as chiropractic, massage and even yoga, can take the shape of each practitioner’s special gifts, interests, abilities and styles.
At its core, reiki is a method for relaxation and stress reduction.
In my early twenties, I’d suffered undiagnosed infertility, which left me in a state of depression after five years of failed attempts to get pregnant. Then, I was suddenly diagnosed, treated and had three full term pregnancies in four years. Add in financial stress, marital stress, extended family stress, and by my mid-thirties I was suffering though about twenty days a month of severe migraines. My blood work and other testing came back normal—my diagnosis from some of the top neurologists in New York was: stress.
It became essential for me to figure out a better way to process life. My searching for new ideas and strategies to manage stress led me to energy healing work. Reiki was the best fit for me, as it brought me into a quiet-minded state so I could calmly and safely become aware of all the stored up layers of compounded stress in my system.