What is Reiki and how does it work?


What is Reiki?

Reiki is natural Universal Life Force Energy that is extremely powerful. The translation of Reiki is “rei,” meaning Universal, and “ki,” meaning life force energy. Reiki is a type of healing energy. Energy can stagnate in one’s body (or chakra system), so a Reiki treatment’s purpose is to move the stagnated energy away from the body so the Universal Life Force Energy can flow in. Reiki will balance and soothe the body.

Tibetan monks initially practiced energy work for more than 2,500 years in Tibet, rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In the late 1800s, Reiki was rediscovered by Master Mikao Usui of Japan, who created a system for Westerners to study and gain significant benefits.

Humans have benefited from Reiki for thousands of years. However, most Westerners have not been told that it exists, and some dismiss it before it is fully understood. While Western medicine is beneficial, this energy therapy is rooted in the East and is an excellent alternative and complementary remedy. If you are worried or anxious but find that modern Western methods of care are not enough, adding Reiki could resolve body tension and stress.

Is Reiki a Religion?

Reiki is spiritual unconditional love energy that is not a religion. Reiki does not have dogma and does not conflict with any religion because it is not a religion. It is a pure healing energy that is in the life of every living being. If you practice a religion, you can still participate in Reiki Shares and all the benefits Reiki has to offer.

Reiki is not from any certain religious affiliation; it’s just channeling healing Universal Life Force Energy to the person asking to receive.

What is a Reiki Share?

A Reiki Share is an excellent beneficial way to address discomfort or dis-ease associated with the following reasons:

  • had an injury
  • was diagnosed with a disease
  • going to have surgery or recovering from a surgery
  • going through a personal crisis or trauma
  • has emotional pain
  • going through a stressful life change
  • is exhausted from overworking

Contact your local Reiki Master or Practitioner to help you host a Reiki Share.

Message from Reiki Master Jenette

“Reiki is known as energy healing. Every living ‘being’ has an energy field in and around them. I was given the ability to feel this Universal Life Force energy through my hands, and a gift to channel it to people who are depleted of energy via high-stress jobs, situations, diseases, sickness, (pre-post) surgery, or whatever it may be that is creating discomfort. Everyone responds differently. Some become very relaxed, while others feel rejuvenated. Some report a decrease in pain, while others fall asleep.

Depending on which chakra area is depleted, I will refill it. Each chakra, if out of balance, can be healed through positive thought, conscious and alert movement (such as writing, exercise, Tai Chi, or yoga), and healing touch (although with Reiki, I don’t need to even touch the body), I just ‘hover’ over the different chakra areas. There is also ‘distant’ healing which I do the energy work from home. I know it sounds crazy, but Energy work is said to travel faster than the speed of light. The only thing I can compare it to is that it’s similar to the ‘power of prayer.’ Remember that Reiki is not from any certain religious affiliation; it’s just channeling healing Universal Life Force energy to the person asking to receive. I hope this helps explain what Reiki is!”

— Hope to see you soon! Warm Regards,  Jenette

Do you live in Washington State? Would you like a Reiki Session or start a Reiki Circle?  Email Jenette@vancetwins.com and write in the subject line, "I would like a Reiki Session", or "I would like to start a Reiki Circle

Jenette became a Reiki Master under the direct lineage of Master Mikao Usui in 2008.

  • Licensed & Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant 1995
  • Reiki Master 2008
  • Life Coach 2018
  • Trained in Hypnotherapy & Certified in 2011
  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional 2019

Need a Stress Relief Reiki Session? Decrease stress and promote wellness in your everyday life. Contact me wherever you are in the world to receive your distant Reiki treatment. Email Jenette@vancetwins.com 


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At the Reiki Retreat, you will receive:

  • Reiki Attunement

    Receive a Reiki Attunement by Reiki Master, Jenette trained under the direct lineage of Master Mikao Usui, the founder of the spiritual practice.

  • Experience a Reiki Share

    You will experience the power of Reiki energy within a Reiki Circle.

  • A Healing Heart Chakra Meditation

    You will be guided through a heart chakra meditation for the purpose of providing peace to your mind, body, and soul.

  • Learn How to Write a Self-Healing Meditation

    Learn how to write a personalized healing meditation from an award winning author, Janine Vance.

  • A Delicious Meal and Snacks

    Do you have food preferences or special dietary needs? No worries! Just let us know and it will be taken care of.

  • A Perfect Gift for You

    This retreat is a perfect gift for your health and well-being. Come get pampered, relax, and learn about Reiki.

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