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Reiki For Anxiety: A Holistic Approach to Finding Calm

Updated: Mar 17

If you struggle with anxiety, you know how debilitating it can be. Constant worry, fear, and racing thoughts can make it difficult to relax, focus, or even sleep. While there are many treatments for anxiety, including therapy and medication, some people seek alternative methods, such as Reiki healing. In this blog post, we'll explore how Reiki can help ease anxiety symptoms and promote holistic wellness.


What is Reiki Healing?


Reiki healing is an energy healing technique that originated in Japan. Universal energy is channeled to promote healing and balance. Reiki allows the body to find complete relaxation, release tension and come out of fight or flight mode. By doing so, it allows the body to activate its self-healing power as well as channel energy to each chakra in order to rebalance the energy points throughout the body. During a Reiki session, the practitioner will use their hands to gently touch or hover over the person's body to do this. The goal is to help the person release any blockages or imbalances in their energy, which can lead to physical or emotional issues.


Reiki for Anxiety: How It Works

Anxiety can manifest in different ways, such as panic attacks, social anxiety, or generalized anxiety disorder. However, regardless of the type of anxiety, Reiki can help alleviate symptoms by promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and restoring balance to the body's energy system. Here's how:

  1. Promotes Relaxation: Reiki sessions are typically very calming and relaxing, which can help reduce feelings of anxiety. The practitioner will create a peaceful and safe environment, and the patient can lie down or sit comfortably during the session. Many people report feeling more relaxed and peaceful after a Reiki session, which can help them better cope with anxiety symptoms.

  2. Reduces Stress: Stress is a major contributor to anxiety, and Reiki can help reduce stress levels. During a Reiki session, the practitioner will use gentle touch or hovering hand positions to help release tension and promote relaxation. Additionally, the energy channeled during a session can help balance the body's stress response, leading to a sense of calm.

  3. Restores Energy Balance: Reiki is based on the idea that imbalances or blockages in the body's energy system can lead to physical or emotional issues. By restoring balance to the energy system, Reiki can help alleviate anxiety symptoms. The practitioner can focus on specific chakras that may be imbalanced, such as the heart chakra (associated with love and compassion) or the third eye chakra (associated with intuition and insight). However, it's important to note that Reiki always finds it way to the place where healing is needed most; which can explain why some people may feel releases of energy at their sacral chakra when the practitioner is working on their heart or head.

Reiki and Holistic Wellness

Reiki is not just a treatment for anxiety; it's a holistic approach to wellness that can benefit the body, mind, and soul. By promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and restoring energy balance, Reiki can help improve overall health and well-being. Here are some additional benefits of Reiki:

  1. Enhances Immune Function: Reiki has been shown to boost the immune system by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. This can help the body better fight off illness and disease.

  2. Improves Sleep: Reiki can help promote better sleep by reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. Many people report improved sleep quality after Reiki sessions. It is said that 1 hour of Reiki is the equivalent to 4 hours of rest!

  3. Boosts Mood: Reiki can help boost mood by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Additionally, the sense of connection and support provided by a Reiki session can help improve overall well-being.

If you're struggling with anxiety, Reiki healing may be worth some consideration. This energy healing technique can help promote relaxation, reduce stress, and restore balance to the body's energy system. By addressing the root causes of anxiety, this energy healing can provide a holistic approach to wellness that can benefit your body, mind, and soul.


If you're interested in trying Reiki, reach out to a certified practitioner and start your journey to finding calm. At Reiki Rising Wellness, I offer a range of Reiki healing services, including chakra balancing and distance healing, to help you achieve optimal health and well-being. Contact me today to learn more about how Reiki can benefit you.


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