What Is Reiki

by Donna J. Shaw, CH/RMT of Inner Mirror Healing Hypnotherapy & Reiki ( 27-Apr-2017 )

Inner Mirror Healing Hypnotherapy & Reiki

733 Roosevelt Trail

Suite 4 B

Windham, Me.04062

PH: (207)713-0699




What Is Reiki

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means “God's Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is "life force energy.” So, Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy. “Some people call it "Laying on of hands" others "Energy Healing" or "Energy Medicine.” Reiki is a holistic energy based healing that is recognized and used in many hospitals across the world including many well renowned American hospitals such as John Hopkins & the Mayo Clinic. Reiki is also offered at many local Maine hospitals including Maine Medical Center.    Not only has Reiki offered at hospitals, it has also been put to the test by hospitals such as Duke Integrative Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center Campus, Yale and other’s.

The studies found that Reiki is a beneficial treatment and when added to conventional medicine helps patients heal faster etc. Sheldon Marc Feldman MD, Chief, Division of Breast Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, spoke at a Reiki conference in 2012 promoting and sharing his professional accounts of patients treated with Reiki at his hospital.

How Does Reiki Work?‚Äč

As a Reiki practitioner I work with your body’s natural energy system (life force) to help your body balance the flow of its natural energy. Reiki energy works by flowing out of the Reiki practitioners hand chakras then into and throughout the clients energy field, charging it with positive energy, raising the body’s natural vibratory level as it clears, balances and heals and restores the bodies vital life force energy that is in and around the physical body. The body’s energy field consists of the “Auric Field, Chakra’s, meridians and nadis.                                          Our bodies energy system has and uses a pathway system very similar to the way blood flows through our veins. If this pathway gets blocked, energy cannot flow through our body properly possibly resulting in disease. Reiki clears, straightens and heals those energy paths, allowing your life force energy to flow in the healthy natural way it was intended to. 

Reiki Hands Poem

An ancient gift from up above, radiates out from our hands,

applied to each with love.

We are but the circuit to help the body mend.

It’s not us who stand as healers, it’s the energy.

Our Reiki Hands stand ready for what service they may do.

For when we are helping others, we feel a healing too.

~Greg Goodson


Some Benefits of Reiki

Promotes natural self-healing, Balances the energies in the body, organs and glands, Strengthens the immune system, Treats symptoms and causes of illness, Relieves pain, Clears toxins, Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver, Enhances personal awareness,

Relaxes and reduces stress, Promotes creativity,

Releases blocked and suppressed feelings, Aids meditation and positive thinking,

Heals holistically & more!


What to expect at a Reiki Session

 Inner Mirror Healing has a policy that each client fills out an intake form, which is then gone over and discussed before the Reiki Healing session begins, this gives the practitioner valuable insight into what the client is looking for, (pain relief etc.) gives the client a chance to ask questions, address concerns and helps to build the client/practitioners rapport. At IMH, we believe that building a trusting, calm and relaxing environment is a vital part of all healing and that without rapport the client will not receive the healing session they deserve. The client then lies on a massage table fully dressed with the exception of shoes, in dimly lit room, relaxing music is played to increase the relaxing experience of the session.

The practitioner begins to perform Reiki on the client, beginning at the head and working down the body to the feet. The session can vary based on what the client’s needs are. An example of this would be if a client came in with cancer, pain etc. the practitioner would clear each chakra and then concentrate on the specific area of concern. The client will experience a warming or cool energy coming from the practitioner’s hands as they work on the client. At the end of the session the practitioner will clear the client’s aura with either their hands or a selenite wand. The session may vary slightly based on the practitioner’s individual style and discernment but will always put the client’s needs first.


Reiki Certification

 Inner Mirror Healing & Other Reiki Masters also offer Reiki training.

Become the Healer…

 At each level of Reiki the student Should recieve a training manual, hands on training, practice time, table time, certificate, ongoing support and be able to participate in Reiki shares for continued practice & receiving of Reiki!


Reiki & Animals

 ~Animals Love Reiki Too~

Help the pet in your life with Reiki. A Reiki session for your pet can offer your pet healing on a new deeper level, Reiki can help them through times of discomfort, stress and illness.

All living beings have an energy system, just like the human body animals have an auric field, chakras & meridians and therefore they too can benefit from Reiki.

Do to the natural high energy animals possess they require shorter Reiki sessions than their humans do, therefore we offer short Reiki sessions, if your pet chooses to stay longer that is fine with us. It is our policy not to force Reiki on any living species therefore animal Reiki sessions are based on how long your special friend will receive the Reiki energy. Many animals will simply get up and walk away when they have received enough, we respect your pets individual choice whether that is 5 min or 55 min. (of course we will stop at the allotted 20 min. time frame if their human wants us too.)



Have Table… will Travel…

Do you or someone you love needs Reiki but are unable to come to the center?

For a Small Travel Expense We will come to you! Give us a Call FMI.


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