The Most Essential Comfort: REIKI

by Sue Siebens

When I try to think about life without Reiki, I fail miserably. As a Reiki Master, Reiki is woven throughout my life. I give and get Reiki on a regular basis.

I practice Reiki professionally. My clients come in for reasons ranging from physical pain or emotional turmoil to work stress or as the first step of their vacation time–to leave work behind quickly.

I get Reiki when ever I give it, but I also belong to a Reiki Share group. This small group of Reiki practitioners gives Reiki support to each other on a regular basis and alerts each other in times of special need and attention.

I’ve been practicing Reiki for so long that it’s second nature for me to send Reiki when I pass by an accident on the road, or observe someone in stress while our shopping, or notice a limp or bandaged pain on a stranger. I send it with warmest non-interfering intentions, so as not to judge, control or dissuade their chosen path, only to lift and aid.


In March of this year, when Dallas County issued it’s stay-at-home orders due to Covid-19, what I missed most was the in-person Reiki. Yes, it can and did become distance Reiki. But being in the same physical space and giving someone Reiki is a special thing. The human touch has no replacement.

Reiki itself

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  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Promotes pain relief
  • Eases muscle tension
  • Strengthens the Immune system
  • Increases rates of recovery from injury
  • Energized and balances the whole body
  • Promotes deep relaxation
  • Brings peace to the mind and body

Reiki is the ultimate stress combatant!

Human touch

What are the health benefits of affective touch?
  • calms the cardiovascular stress, lowers blood pressure
  • activates the body’s vagus nerve
  • soothes pain
  • reduces cortisol (stress hormone), increases oxytocin (happiness/love hormone)
  • improves learning and decision making

How is this work not Essential!

Now it’s June 2020. No more stay-at-home, but the stress is far from lower. Peaceful protests are in the nations streets demanding much needed remodeling of how we treat each other. Even as I approve and support the changes afoot, change makes the ground excitingly unstable.

I need my REIKI to stay grounded and balanced so that I navigate all the shifts in my life with willingness and grace.

I need my REIKI to hold a compassionate supportive space for others. Some are excited about the changes to come. Some don’t want to be disappointed again. Some are frustrated because they still don’t get it.

In any case, I need my REIKI to remain the best human I can be.

Do you need Reiki too?

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

Healing at a Distance with Reiki

by Sue Siebens

We realize, usually in retrospect, that we give up the things we need most when we are stressed or in crisis. We contract into comfort foods and habits, ignoring disadvantages that may come with them.

In the grips of this pandemic, we are all looking for ways to soften our fear and angst.

Why not use DISTANCE REIKI?

When I started working with Reiki, years ago, no one had heard of it. But now, if I tell someone I’m a Reiki Master, they have at least heard of Reiki. They may not know what it is exactly. But they have heard of it.

Reiki practitioners start by learning to channel energy through their bodies and out their hands. They place their hands on themselves or someone else and let the energy pour out of their palms.  It feels like being touched by hand-sized heating pads.

During a session some clients feel tingling, pulsing It’s a nice gentle warm feeling that helps with relaxation, calm and joy. Some clients see colors. Some drift into a refreshing nap. It restores balance on all levels.

When Reiki practitioners receive their Second Level Training, they learn how to conduct distant treatments.  This means they don’t have to touch their clients to have the same effects as an in-person Reiki treatment. They can hover their hands a few inches above the body, beam the energy from across the room or send a session to someone across the planet.

 How does that work? It turns out that Reiki can flow at any time or distance. No distance is too far. Because Energy is Energy.

Think about cell phones—they don’t have to be physically connected to work. They use radio frequencies, a form of electromagnetic energy, to connect to cell towers. I can’t pretend to understand the details of how it works; for me, it just does–using a form of energy.

Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy and works by supplying the recipient’s body-mind-spirit what it needs. Touch is not required.  

Sometimes called “remote healing”, distance Reiki sessions are conducted much like an in-person session. The client is asked what is happening in their life and what they want to work on. To start the Reiki treatment, they are asked to formally state their “Intention and Release” to fix their session goals. Then they relax in a comfortable chair, sofa or bed. And listen to some calming instrumental music if they choose.

The experience of receiving a distance Reiki session varies depending on the sensitivity of the recipient. But exactly like in-person sessions, they will feel calmer, more at peace, optimistic and balanced when the session is complete.  Their physical healing is enhanced, and their sense of well-being is strengthened.

And, by the way, Reiki is a great immune system booster.  Something that we all need these days—by the truckload!

Replace your bad habits with a distance Reiki session.

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

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Reiki Really Works!

By Sue Siebens

My first Reiki experience was purely by accident. I wanted to feel better and a friend recommended this woman that does this stuff…”it was great”.  So I booked an appointment and went to her.  That one session was amazing.  I didn’t find out what she did until after the session was over and the Reiki part was really only about 20 minutes long. I was in love with the work and ended up taking it on as a new career.

Back then-10 years ago, when I offered people a Reiki session or told them was a Reiki Master, literally no one knew what that was.  So I was left to explain about a metaphysical process–passing life energy thru my hands, when received would feel really good, like a heating-pad, and that energy would help them heal. All I could tell them was anecdotal stories about experiences of my clients and my friends clients successes.  “Just try it, you’ll love it”.  It was a bit of a stretch for many people.

Starting a few years ago, there was enough Reiki-awareness, in general, that when I told people, “I’m a Reiki Master”, almost everyone has heard the word “Reiki”. They may not know what it means exactly, but they’ve heard the word. It wasn’t just a strange combo of consonants and vowels. It had some context. It made my explaining job easier, because people are more receptive to hearing about the semi-familiar.

And in the background, there have been researchers trying to prove or disprove the effectiveness of Reiki.  Does it really help healing, when measured scientifically, double-blind studies and all that stuff. Or are the anecdotes of my clients just one-off successes?

They are validating the Reiki table experience: It does feel good, it does help, it should be part of standard practices of healing. 

Articles such as this one are being published in respected journals. This article reviewed the results of a collection of clinical studies on Reiki.

Reiki Is Better Than Placebo and Has Broad Potential as a Complementary Health Therapy

Placebo? They measured getting Reiki [Reiki from a Reiki attuned practitioner] versus getting fake or sham-Reiki [an actor that mimicked the hand positions and procedures of a real Reiki session]. The sham-Reiki served as the placebo, the sugar pill, that will have a neutral effect.

What did they measure?

  1. Physiological responses to Reiki
  2. Use of Reiki as a complementary therapy for a chronic condition
  3. Use of Reiki as a treatment for a chronic condition
  4. Use of Reiki as a complementary therapy for an acute condition

I’ll let you read the article for detail information and jump to the results 🙂

What did they find?  Reiki can be effective in

  • “Activating the parasympathetic nervous system, as measured by reduced heart rate, reduced blood pressure, and increased heart rate variability”
  • “Reducing pain, anxiety, and depression, and for improving self-esteem and quality of life”

‘These effects are due to higher parasympathetic nervous system activity, mediated via the vagus nerve”.

” Reiki has the potential to provide valuable support for a broad range of chronic health conditions”

“Reiki should be regarded as a complementary therapy that can be implemented alongside all other medical and therapeutic techniques.

Further research is recommended to help optimize the application of Reiki for specific health conditions and to examine the benefits arising from provision of multiple Reiki sessions over an extended period of time.”

Lovely! Yes, this is what most of us in the Reiki community have been saying for years.

  • It’s a wonderful (and powerful) complement to any treatment or medical protocol that a person may be under.
  • There are no-contraindications–everyone can benefit from Reiki.
  • Reiki can happen anywhere, literally anywhere, home, hospital, clinic, barn, etc
  • it feels like the best massage you’ve every gotten without all the rubbing 🙂

Don’t hesitate to try Reiki and add it to your current wellness regime, especially if your challenge is tackling pain, illness or disease.

Also I’m sending out a big thanks to all those Reiki Researchers who are proving it’s validity! 🙂

Are You Ready for Reiki’s Help?

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

Reiki Healing by western Doctors

By Sue Siebens

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I just had to share 🙂

I came across this clip about a OB-GYN who spends an hour with her patients giving them Reiki.  Delightful!

Check out this article: Ancient Healing Treatment Makes a Comeback

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

Pains in the body–what do they mean?

By Sue Siebens

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Why do we have pain and weakness in one part of the body and not another?  When you fall or trip, is it always on that one side? do you always seem to land on that one knee? tweak that same ankle?  OR when working with your hands and arms, does that one elbow see to take the brunt of the work? is it the wrist that seems to complain first? OR does your lower back seem to give out before anything else?

This is your body trying to send you a message about the underlying emotional – mental issues that are unresolved.

When we have any kind of unresolved trauma or drama in our lives, the memory and energy of that fight-or-flight-or-freeze stress remains, stuck in our tissue.  If we don’t do any physical or personal emotional work to release that stress, it will slowly grow with time by accumulating additional instances.  At some point the “pool of stress” will effect the surrounding tissues with enough impact that pain, dis-function and maybe dis-ease will result.  Unresolved it will get louder and louder and until it gets your notice–enough for you to pay attention to it.

Here is the pattern of any chronic issues: it started with a small annoyance, was ignored, it got more frequent, was ignored, it got larger (louder), was maybe superficially treated–but really just ignored, etc…until finally it seems all of a sudden, there is this big issue. and we wonder where it came from.  hmmm….?

So here it is. It hurts. What to do?

There are lots a charts and graphics around (like the link below) that can point you in the general direction.

  • Shoulders = carrying a burden that is too heavy, given to you by your family, the world (right side) or your self(left side).  what and why are you carrying it? what happens if you put part if it down or ask for help? remember that it takes a village?
  • Hips = support in your life, financial(right side) or emotional(left side). what kind of support do you need? must it come from others? or can you support and love yourself? who is not capable of supporting you?
  • Heart = love and connection. where are you disconnected from yourself, your family (given or chosen), community, your maker?  how are you experiencing shame, loss, lack, anger?  who can make you feel loved? how do you connect with yourself and others? what blocks are in the way?
  • the list goes on….

The trick is to do this emotional work ALONG WITH the physical together.  Doing this work from two arenas, emotional and physical, you will create a spreading spiritual effect.  The results are greater; swifter strides towards releasing the agony.

In my clinic, we do this with work with good results.   Reiki, Quantum Touch or general Energy work for the physical side and talking though bubbled up sub-conscious images that the theta state brings for the emotional side.

This is exactly the kind of work that represents the first energy work session I ever had and kept me coming back for more.  It eventually lead to me learning and taking it on as a profession.

It’s great stuff. and body pain tells you where to start the path.

Check out this article: 20 Sources of Pain In The Body That are DIRECTLY Linked to Each Specific Emotional State!

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

Reiki to support cancer treatment

By Sue Siebens

Just as a follow up to my last post about Reiki in hospitals.

Reiki sessions are becoming an essential part of cancer treatment.  It helps relaxation, anxiety and worry which improves mood, sleep, reduces pain, isolation and loneliness.  Reiki re-establishes and re-enforces the clients connection to their Higher Self — a spiritual, not religious effect —  that allows a grounded and centered calmness and peace that is key to healing and becoming whole again.

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

Reiki in Hospitals

By Sue Siebens

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Reiki can be a wonderful addition to any hospital/medical facility visit or stay: before, during or after. Whether for simple procedures, complicated surgeries or facing long-term, multi-session treatments, people that are undergoing any medical procedure are under stress and nervous about the what is happening to them and generally experience some tissue trauma as a consequence of the procedure.

So how can Reiki help achieve the best results?

Before the procedure
Hopefully, the clients have researched and are fully informed, but that may still only calm down some of the trepidation. Reiki before the procedure, calms the mind and balances the body and energy field.   Pulling the body out of “fight or flight” allows the parasympathetic nervous system to lower and stabilize heart rate, increase activity in abdominal and pelvic organs and tissue and re-balance gland activity.  This is the optimum state for commencing any allopathic procedures.

During the procedure
Dr Oz and Pamela Miles are known for their work in introducing Reiki during open-heart surgery. Unless the medical practitioner is Reiki-enlightened, like Dr Oz, it’s unlikely that a Reiki Practitioner will be able to work hands-on during any procedures. But, any Level 2 Reiki Practitioner or Reiki Master can send the energy with out touching.  This is the brilliant quantum physics effect of this kind of energy work; they don’t even have to be in the same building or city.  The session work can be arranged before hand.

Receiving Reiki during allopathic procedures, helps with shock, bleeding, side-effects of  anesthesia, excessive body response to the tissue trauma.

And don’t forget to send Reiki to everyone involved: doctors, nurses, medical technicians and staff.  Boosting their vibration, calming their minds and emotions and balancing their bodies will keep them present with the task in front of them, reducing errors and miscalculations. They will be calmer and more focused.  Who doesn’t want happier people working on them?

After the procedure
Once the procedure is complete, the job of the client’s body is to heal.  This is where Reiki excels.  Reiki is energy work that triggers the body’s innate ability to heal itself by soothing the shock and activating our friend, the parasympathetic nervous system. Studies have shown that Reiki client require less pain medication and improve faster. They experience improved heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Reiki clients are able to get moving and on their feet sooner, which helps prevent post-procedure complications. They recover bowel function faster, which means they often can go home sooner.

In practice
I’ve worked with clients as they navigate through surgeries and procedure, medical and dental.

Most medical professionals are aware of Reiki, whether they have experienced or observed it first hand or not. In my experience, they are always accommodating and friendly if treated with respect.  They want what is best for their patients.  It is up to the client to arrange access for the Reiki Practitioner. A discussion with the medical care team, and possibly the facility, is an easy, but necessary step to clear any obstacles to an on-site session.

Reiki speeds the natural course of healing. As Pamela Miles says “There is nothing magical about Reiki practice, but after surgery, it can sure seem magical.”

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

Reiki for your journey thru cancer

By Sue Siebens

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I read this great article about Reiki and Cancer treatment and I have to agree…It’s remarkable.

I work with clients in all stages of their cancer journey. Some have worked thru it to be “survivors”  in remission and a couple have given up the fight and passed on, returning Home.  It was and is my honor and privilege to work with them all.

I truly feel that in all cases, Reiki is a great asset in their treatment plan. If you have cancer, Reiki sessions will help

  1. Relax the mind and body as you maneuver through test results and decisions about treatment,
  2. Instill calmness. When out of fight-or-flight, the parasympathetic rest-and-digest systems turn on, facilitating healing and repair.
  3. Treatments and medications are more effective when you are calm and relaxed. This is especially true of pain meds, so fewer and lower doses may be necessary.  It will also reduce side-effects of chemo and radiation.
  4. Connect you spiritually to choices that deeply resonate with you, helping sift through options and make decisions that are yours to make.

Reiki is portable, it can be done anywhere. I have worked with clients in my office, in hospitals, in recovery facilities and in their homes.

Reiki is accepted, it is welcomed every where.  While there may be some curiosity from staff, once I’ve explained who I am and what I’m doing, I’ve been acknowledged and left to complete my sessions with clients in hospitals and facilities.

So if you have cancer in your body or another chronic issue, please do yourself the favor of getting some Reiki. You won’t regret it!

Check out this great article: Remarkable Healing Power of Reiki as Cancer Treatment

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

What is Reiki doing?

By Sue Siebens

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At this point most people have heard about Reiki, even if they don’t have a clue what it is, what it does or how it feels.  Most of the stuff you find “out there” is anecdotal and elusively described.  I ran across this description which is pretty concise, if a little understated–meaning the depth of each paragraph can be explored in volumes–but that would defeat the concise part 🙂

Anyway, take a read to get the 50,000 view of whats going on when a Reiki Practitioner puts there hands on you.

How Reiki Works

This is a great description of how we are made and clue to how healing can be conducted.

I work with all my client’s energy systems in every session.  Bowen sessions focus on the physical-myofascial interface to the fluid and piso-electric systems of the body.  Intuitive and dowsing sessions focus on the subtle energy of sub-conscious and super-conscious bodies.  Reiki and Energy work sessions focus on the bio-energy of the auric bodies and their chakras. From the “focus level”, the results will ripple though the rest of the body levels-physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.

It’s all parts of the same metaphysical/physical system that makes up our body and experience here.  Each method is a just different way to get in touch with the physical pain, spiritual cramp, emotional cramp or life-path derailment.  When you affect one level, all levels are affected as well–presenting opportunities to grow and expand our experience by releasing the old patterns and obstacles.

The work continues to happen over the course of the next five days.  Typically the second and third day are the biggest “adjustment” days, then it settles down.

It’s a wonderfully natural and holistic way to heal what is causing your dis-ease.

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.

Renew your Reiki Practice

By Sue Siebens

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I use Reiki all the time, in my business with clients, in charity work service, in public and private Reiki shares.  I get Reiki from these sources, but sometimes I forget to nurture my personal practice– the self-Reiki that is truly at the heart of Mikao Usui’s intention.

I frequently meet people who’ve been Reiki attuned, but they don’t practice.  And since it’s been years since they even seriously thought about trying, they are under the impression that they have to start over, get attuned or trained again.

It’s just not true!

The Reiki atunement never “goes away”.  The healing channels are open–they stay open. They just go into a sort of suspended animation when not cultivated by active practice.

This article has great ideas about how to insert a little Reiki into your life everyday. Renew Your Reiki Practice

Start today.  Add a reminder on your phone or calendar.  Find a share to join.

DO IT!  You won’t regret it 🙂

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About Sue
Sue Siebens is an intuitive holistic healer based in Dallas, Texas. In her practice, she uses techniques that work at a fundamental level, where the roots of the illness, fear and pain can be accessed and resolved.  Sue teaches and blogs to broadcast and raise awareness about these new technologies, so that as many people as possible can find relief and peace in their life.