Distance Reiki Healing

What Is Distance Reiki Healing?

Distance Reiki healing is a technique that allows the practitioner to offer a Reiki session without the client being in the same room or geographic location. Distance Healing is also sometimes referred to as the Absentee Reiki technique. In other words, the practitioner is able to transmit Reiki (otherwise known as spiritual energy, qi or prana) beyond physical touch.

How Does The Distance Reiki Session Work?

You can schedule a Distance Reiki session online, which is usually 30 minutes long. Setting aside a specific time for the treatment enables you to be in a more receptive state (such as lying down or meditating during the session).

In advance of the session, you can email Deborah a photo if you like (deborah[at]centertruehealth.com), and a few details about yourself: name, age, location, and an intention of what you want the session to support. For example, you can request help with a challenge, goal, or physical issue.

Deborah prepares for the session the same way she does an in-person treatment. At the appointed time, she focuses on you and directs the Reiki energy to positions on the body similar to the way she does when a client is in her office on the massage table. She shares with you what she experiences during the session and follows up with you the next day.

How To Prepare For Your Session:

Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. While it’s not necessary for the treatment, if you like you can create a healing space for yourself by:

  • Meditating or offering a prayer beforehand
  • Setting your intention to heal yourself
  • Lighting a candle
  • Playing relaxing music
  • Journaling about what you want from the session before, or about what you notice after


What To Expect:

Clients often notice physical sensations during the Distance Reiki session, just as they might when receiving a session in person. These might include warmth, tingling, or a sense of peace and relaxation. You might also notice the mind calming down or the alleviation of physical symptoms.
Sometimes people feel quite alert and aware during the session, while others drift off. Either way is best.

Potential benefits include: (& are the same as an in-person session)

  • Helps you ground and center yourself, similar to the benefits of meditation
  • Eases anxiety and depression
  • Improves sleep
  • Balances mood and your emotions
  • Enhances your body’s ability to balance and heal itself
  • Relieves pain and physical discomfort


At the end of the session, take a few minutes (longer if you like) to integrate everything from the session, taking a few deep breaths and sitting up slowly. Listen to your body and rest and move accordingly.

When Is Distance Reiki Appropriate?

Distance Reiki is ideal if you can’t make it to Deborah’s office for whatever reason: you live outside New York City, you’re sick, or you prefer a session in the comfort of your own home or office.

Does Distance Reiki Healing work?

While we often forget this, we are all interconnected. In this way, you can receive healing regardless of time and geography. You can think about this interconnectedness at the beginning of the treatment. This is very helpful for the linear, analytical mind, which sees everything as separate, in a way similar to the oneness state achieved through meditation.

I received a distance Reiki session from Deborah and I immediately felt more energized, grounded, and  positive. She has a very peaceful and spiritual presence which transmits you warmth and wellness. If you want to address some aspects of your life that are not right, I highly recommend you to try a session with her." — Leanne F.

You can also take a Reiki class for self treatment. Reiki is a mindfulness meditation practice: simple to learn and practice, and a key aspect of Reiki is daily self treatment (or giving yourself a mini-Reiki session every day.)

In Reiki II, you learn how to give Distance Reiki.

The way Reiki works complements the way Hypnosis and Reflexology work.

You can combine Distance Reiki with a Skype hypnosis session if you like.

Reiki has no contraindications and will not interfere with medical treatments.

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