What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced as Ray-Key) is a gentle energy medicine modality that is a simple, natural and safe system of healing to address almost all health and wellness issues.  The word Reiki is made of two Japanese characters: Rei which means “Divine Wisdom or Higher Power”  and Ki which is “Life force energy” also known as Prana or Qi.

It is used widely in many hospitals and hospice and other treatment settings as it works well in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to enhance and promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It also creates a sense of spiritual connection and centering within. Reiki sessions can be given to clients of any age either in person or at a distance.

Your practitioner is certified, trained and attuned in advanced forms of Reiki to facilitate powerful healing sessions for clients. In a Reiki session, healing Reiki Energy is transmitted to the client on different areas of the body that require specific healing. Holy Fire II and Karuna Reiki was recently introduced by the ICRT.  Reiki is powerful yet gentle and heals through purification, empowerment and guidance. It is a combination of traditional Usui Reiki and a modern evolution of Reiki.

Clients of all ages and levels of health can receive Reiki with no adverse effects. Gayathri is trained in Usui/ Tibetan style (Reiki I & II) and is certified as an advanced Reiki Practitioner (Level 3) and as an Advanced Holy Fire II / Karuna Reiki level Practitioner. She also offers Reiki training to those who are interested in a self-care routine.

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What to Expect

In an office visit setting, the client is fully clothed in comfortable clothes for the Reiki healing session. A brief health history and intake process is done with the client and clients can state their intentions for the session and sign a consent form. Client removes their shoes and lies on a massage table fully clothed. Calm meditative music may be played or session maybe done in silence upon client request. Pure high-grade therapeutic essential oils may be diffused in the room during a treatment session. Reiki is also done at a distance to remote clients.

The practitioner conducts the treatment in silence while in a meditative state and may place their hands on or off the client’s body in specific areas for a few minutes at a time. Placement of hands may include on the head, shoulders, chest, abdomen, back, hips, legs and the feet.  The practitioner may hold each position longer based on client’s needs. Clients may fall asleep or slip into a deep state of rest and relaxation. A Reiki session may last anywhere from 60 -75 minutes.

Benefits of Reiki

Clients report several profound experiences ranging from simple relaxation to altered or transcendent states of consciousness. Many experience warmth and and a profound sense of peace, calm and relaxation. Some clients fall asleep during a session or report feeling deeply rested after a Reiki session. Patients undergoing chemotherapy experience diminished side-effects and those with anxiety or other mental or emotional issues report profound shifts in their outlook. Reiki also helps diminish pain, insomnia, restlessness, stress, and works as a complementary therapy along with any existing medical therapies or protocols.


Reiki is a Japanese energy medicine modality that is safe, simple and natural and can be used to address any health and wellness issue. It works as a stand-alone system or in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques to enhance and promote physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. It also creates a sense of spiritual connection and centering within. Clients experience a great sense of relaxation and peace within.