What is Reiki?

Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word, Rei - meaning the universal or transcendental, and Ki - meaning the life force energy.


This form of hands on healing is based on the belief system that all beings have an ability to heal themselves and return to an innate healing state. Reiki energy reaches all levels of the person - the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes.

The focus of this form of healing is to help bring into harmony the specific needs of the recipient. The Reiki practitioner is trained to be a conduit, allowing the person to open up to his or her own innate ability to balance the body and the mind. The energy flows through the hands of the practitioner to the person receiving it.

The mind and body of the person receiving the Reiki healing has the opportunity to heal, harmonize and balance oneself back to its own natural state.

What is a Reiki session like?

Reiki is a simple, natural, nurturing, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can benefit from.

A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including the body, emotions, mind and spirit. It creates many beneficial effects including:

  • relaxation
  • feelings of peace
  • feelings of security
  • feelings of well-being

Reiki healing works with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and recovery from pain.


What to expect at a Reiki healing session.

Reiki table at Reiki Master, Walter Rice

  • The person usually lies or sits in a comfortable position, fully clothed.

  • The Reiki practitioner places his or her hands on or above the body of the person, moving to specific places over the entire body.

  • The Reiki therapy treatment lasts for an hour. Reiki healing is often experienced as a feeling of warmth or vibration or even sometimes a feeling of cold flowing through the practitioner's hands.

  • The person receiving Reiki healing usually leaves the session with a feeling a deep relaxation and well-being.

Because Reiki works with each individual's unique life force energy at a specific moment in time, experiences vary. Reiki always facilitates your natural ability to come into balance. Its effects are cumulative. The more treatments you receive, the more the benefit.

Reiki works well with all other therapies, traditional or complementary.

Call us at 1-508-450-4230 about the benefits of a Reiki healing session.

Holistic/Spiritual Healing Services
Walter P. Rice, MA, CAGS, M.DIV., CHT, Reiki Master