If you learned anything back in high school physics class, energy makes up everything.

Yep, that means even you—your body, your thoughts, your fears, literally everything!

This concept lays down the framework for Reiki, an alternative therapy practice that harnesses energy as a form of healing.

In the Japanese language Rei means “universal” and Ki means “life force energy.” 

This traditional healing technique has been practiced throughout the history of humankind—in a variety of different forms—by using a hands-on approach in reducing stress, and promoting health and head-to-toe healing.

Reiki assists in the body’s natural ability to balance and restore itself on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. 

When your life force energy is low, that’s when you are most likely to get sick.

Diseases and illnesses thrive in low energy environments.

When you raise your vibration or life force energy, disease is pushed out and wellness is welcomed in.

How does it work exactly?

During a reiki session, you will lie down on a table or sit in a comfortable chair, sometimes with calming music in the background, while your therapist directs concentrated energy towards your body with his/her hands, body, eyes, and breath. 

According to reiki, pain and trauma can remain stuck or stagnant in your body unless outside energy is forced in to keep it flowing.

As your therapist moves his/her hands over your body, paying specific attention to your “problem areas,” your energy will shift and your aches and pains will be relieved.

This transfer of energy reveals itself through certain physical changes experienced by the reiki practitioner.

For example, your healer may feel their hands warming up, along with a tingling sensation in their fingers.

Once these physical signs dissipate, your healer knows the energy transfer was successful and they can move on to a different part of your body.

Reiki therapists typically spend about 2-5 minutes on each part of the body and implement a variety of hand shapes to conduct the flow of energy.

Reiki can address a wide range of issues, including standard aches, pains, and wounds, as well as emotional blocks, trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression.

Benefits of Reiki

Let’s take a look at the full breadth of Reiki’s healing benefits:

Physical benefits of Reiki:

  • Relieving pain and discomfort of bones, muscles, skin and nerves
  • Aiding in digestion
  • Relieving headaches and severe back pain
  • Relieving fatigue
  • Improving circulation
  • Supporting the body’s ability to clear toxins

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Mental and Emotional Benefits of Reiki:

  • Clearing and calming the mind
  • Improving memory function
  • Enhancing intuition
  • Supporting restful sleep
  • Easing depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction and fear based mental illnesses

Research has demonstrated that reiki can relieve a spectrum of common diseases, such as Crohn’s Disease, Cancer, infertility, and Autism.1, 2 

If you’re surprised that reiki is researched-proven, you’re not alone!  

If you want to learn more about why Reiki works, check out this article in the Atlantic, “Reiki Can’t Possibly Work. So Why Does It?” 

More About Reiki Sessions

The duration of your Reiki sessions really depends on your individual needs. You may experience relief in just one session, or you may need multiple sessions for complete healing. 

Your therapist will be able to give you a better sense of your treatment plan when you meet with them for your consultation.

Who can benefit from Reiki? Everyone.

If you feel like prescription pills and western medicine keep failing you, and traditional approaches aren’t bringing you the results you’re hoping for, Reiki may be just the method for you.

It’s important to note that in order for Reiki to work, you need to be in a mental state where you really want to heal and make changes.

Since Reiki is energy-based, your body will not let healing energy without your energetic openness to healing. 

If you are open, willing, and ready to embrace reiki, you will be surprised how quickly you will reap the benefits.

Our therapists are highly trained, compassionate healers, and are ready to help you leave your pain in the past, so you can be become more empowered, awake, and alive. 

Kinesthetic Embodiment

Kinesthetic Embodiment is a unique blend of somatic, experiential, imagerial, and kinesthetic practices that help integrate our minds and bodies, creating greater vitality, empowerment, and experiential awareness. 

The body is the landscape of the unconscious and one of the primary ways we transform is by bringing what is unconscious into our conscious awareness so that it’s no longer running the show behind the scenes. 

Working in the realm of the body and imagery, we access aspects of our consciousness that are ordinarily outside of our awareness.

These split off parts of ourselves are responsible for creating the repeating, damaging patterns that we often don’t understand, even if we can rationalize them. 

In other words, when we integrate our unconscious into our awareness, we regain a sense of empowered 

Created by our founder, Brooke Sprowl, Kinesthetic Embodiment arose out of 15 years of clinical practice in which she discovered that the most powerful healing experiences were those that focused more on the body and the realm of experiential awareness rather than those that focused on intellectual awareness. 

While cognitive and psychodynamic approaches are integrated into Kinesthetic Embodiment, this approach focuses on connecting with the physiology of emotions experienced in the body, working with the realm of images and metaphors to explore and heal unconscious trauma, and using movement and vocalization practices to gain greater access to our experiential awareness. 

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Our Therapy Methods

Therapy can successfully improve your life by helping you minimize the anxiety in your life, identify and change underlying thought and behavioral patterns that contribute to your struggles, and provide you with strategies to decrease discomfort while restoring an overall sense of peace.

To experience true and lasting joy in our life, we must face and conquer our pain by healing our underlying trauma and confronting our fears. 

See the About Therapy page for a deeper look into this process. 

Our evidence-based, scientifically proven interventions are demonstrated by research to be effective in addressing a wide range of issues.

Learn more about our empirically based therapy modalities by visiting our Methods page. 



  1. National Library of Medicine
  2. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

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