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

Natural Touch Holistic Healing | Reiki
  • 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?

Book a Session today


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.

Book a Distance Reiki Session Today.


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.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay