Reiki as a Complementary Therapy

Balancing 4 Life offers the style of Reiki called, “Jikiden Reiki” which is the traditional, pure form of Reiki from Japan.  This original, unaltered healing system created by Mikao Usui in the 1920’s supports your physical, emotional mental and spiritual health and well-being.  Reiki is a drug-free, non-invasive healing method that can be used without any contraindications.  It never does any harm regardless if it is an acute or chronic issue and is safe for all ages.  It is excellent for the reduction of stress, pain, inflammation and will lessen side-effects associated with pharmacological interventions. Reiki is a complementary therapy to traditional western medicine protocols.

“Everything that exists in the Universe possesses Reiki.”

~ Mikao Usui, founder of Reiki

Gentle Healing Art of Reiki - How It Works

Clients lie down fully clothed on a massage table. Blankets are provided as requested. With a gentle hands-on application, Reiki practitioners channel Reiki energy which is drawn in by the recipient to areas of need. Recipients become deeply relaxed and often fall asleep. Jikiden Reiki practitioners monitor levels of stagnated energy and support the body’s natural ability to rebalance itself with Reiki. Reiki will enable the body to naturally eliminate toxic buildup of stagnated energy. The body responds more quickly as Reiki continues to be offered. Each person’s response to Reiki is unique for them. Your healing journey with Reiki will support you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

An Invitation to Harmony and Balance

Reiki is...

an invitation to harmony by helping you balance your entire system: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects regardless of your age or current state of health.  When giving Reiki to others, both receiver and the giver benefit from the compassionate essence of this beautiful healing method.

Reiki is Safe...

for everyone and can never harm. As a drug-free healing method, there are no contraindications for the use of Reiki. It will support all traditional medical care. Reiki is not a religion and has no dogma or rituals.


an opportunity to sustain a wellness practice for protecting the health you have while helping you discover greater inner peace and happiness. The 5 principles of Reiki guide everyone to embrace living fully living in the present moment and enjoying a heart-centered lifestyle.


the most natural gift in the world for every human being to share energy and heal each other as well as themselves. Everyone can learn Reiki.

​Reiki is simple, yet very powerful. It is “compassion in action.” – Chiyoko Yamaguchi, Sensei and Co-founder of Jikiden Reiki.

Stress Effects Children, too!

Reiki helps all ages. It is safe for all stages of life from in utero to the end of life. ​Today’s world is more stressful than ever! Many kids are overwhelmed by competition for grades, have experienced emotional abuse via cyber-bullying, pressures from standardized state testing, applying to college and may have trouble managing their time in this over-scheduled busy world. As a school occupational therapist, I witnessed first hand the effect stress has on kids. ​Energy Healing offers real relief for kids suffering from depression, anxiety, migraine headaches and insomnia. Children enjoy the balancing benefits of Reiki to help them combat the daily stresses of their environment whether elementary, secondary or college. Reiki calms as it balances the left and right hemispheres and facilitates integration for children with special needs.

The FIVE REIKI Principles

The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness by Mikao Usui, Founder of the Usui System of Natural Healing Just for today… I will let go of worry Just for today.… I will let go of anger Just for today.... I will be grateful Just for today…. I will do my work honestly Just for today…. I will be kind to myself and every living thing The above principles were taught by Usui Sensei to help students on their path to spiritual growth knowing it would help them attain greater happiness in their daily lives. Each principle encourages you to focus on living life in the present moment, just for today. Together these principles encourage us to invoke more trust, forgiveness, gratitude, integrity and compassion in our living. Use these principles as a guide for your own spiritual growth and self-healing,  Meditating on these simple principles will bring you more happiness in your daily life. 

Health Benefits of Healing

Research studies and commonly reported benefits include:

  • Release of tension, anxiety and anger
  • Relief from depression, migraines
  • Restoration of restful sleep patterns
  • Acceleration of wound healing
  • A stronger immune system
  • Reduces inflammation, acute and chronic pain
  • Supports natural childbirth experiences
  • Improvement of blood pressure by lowering your heart rate
  • Greater mental clarity, inner peace and emotional stability in daily life
  • Enhancement of vitality, well-being and spiritual awareness