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Distance Reiki reduces stress related to a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional issues. It balances and shifts your energy, activates your innate healing abilities, and connects you to your inner wisdom.

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What is Distance Reiki?

  • Reiki is an energy healing technique originating in Japan.
  • It means “spiritual energy,” and this “Ki,” or energy, is a part of every living thing.
  • Founded in the 1920s by Master Usui, the traditional Reiki system highlights Distance Reiki as a cornerstone practice.
  • It’s also known as Remote Reiki, Virtual Reiki, Online Reiki, or Absentee Reiki–take your pick!
  • Distance Reiki is a technique that allows the practitioner to offer a Reiki session without the client being in the same room or geographic location.
  • The practitioner is able to transmit Reiki (otherwise known as spiritual energy, Qi, or prana) beyond physical touch.

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Can Reiki Be Done Virtually?

People often ask can Reiki be done virtually, and the answer is yes!

  • Global Outreach: Deborah has been serving clients worldwide since her energy healing and Distance Reiki business’s inception in 2008.
  • Online Advantage: Clients have found virtual sessions even more effective than in-person, and Deborah provides her services exclusively online.
  • Deepened Energy Healing: The online format allows for an enriched Reiki experience, with the inclusion of Tao Hands—a soul healing technique that addresses the root cause of challenges.
  • Comfort and Flexibility: Experience Reiki in the comfort of home and bring the good vibes & energy healing to your living space.
  • Bonus Options: Scroll down for complimentary bonuses that Deborah incorporates to maximize the benefits of your Distance Reiki sessions.

Here’s an in-depth exploration of the question: Can Reiki be done virtually: Distance Reiki: The Beginner’s Guide to Distance Healing.

How Does Distance Reiki Work?

While we often forget this, we are all interconnected. In this way, you can receive energy healing regardless of time and space. You can reflect on this interconnectedness at the beginning of your session.

This reflection can be a helpful reminder for the linear, analytical mind, which sees everything as separate. Virtual Reiki is similar to the oneness state achieved through meditation.

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What Should I Expect from My Remote Reiki Session?

  • During a virtual Reiki session, Deborah acts as a channel for the Reiki (or Ki) to move through.
  • The Reiki energy clears and strengthens the meridians, chakras, and energy throughout your body according to what you need.
  • Deborah senses the energy in different places in the body similar to an in-person treatment.

While everyone experiences Distance Reiki differently, common responses include:

  • A feeling of relaxation in the mind and body
  • Physical sensations such as warmth or tingling
  • An alleviation of physical symptoms
  • Your mind calming down
  • A stronger connection to your intuition
  • You might feel quite alert and aware or you might drift off.
  • A sense of peace and deep stillness

There’s no right or wrong way to experience Reiki, and it varies from person to person and from session to session.

What are the Potential Benefits of Reiki?

Online Reiki healing can be helpful for a wide range of physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual issues, as well as with relationship and career challenges.

Benefits of Distance Reiki:

  • Enhance your body’s ability to heal itself
  • Relieve pain and physical discomfort
  • Help you ground and center yourself, often compared to the experience of meditation
  • Ease anxiety and depression
  • Improve sleep
  • Balance mood and your emotions

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How Can Distance Reiki Help Me?

Reduce Stress

Stress is attributed to 85% of all health challenges. Many clients find virtual Reiki effective for reducing stress surrounding a range of issues including, but not limited to:

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

While everyone changes differently, 3 sessions is a good starting point to determine if Reiki is helpful with a particular issue. As with any physical, mental, or emotional challenge, chronic issues usually take longer than acute issues to resolve.

Deborah offers a personalized recommendation after your first remote Reiki session so you can devise a treatment plan together to best meet your needs. Many clients book a monthly session as a powerful and gentle form of self-care.

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What Should I Do To Prepare For My Distance Reiki Session?

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At the beginning of the session, you’ll have a brief consultation with Deborah about what you want the session to support. If it’s your first session, you’ll go over the Intake Form.

Sometimes she’ll offer recommendations or show you self-healing techniques you can use between sessions to prolong the effects of the work you do together.

After the verbal consultation, you can comfortably lie down. It’s not necessary for Deborah to see you, so you can turn your camera off if you prefer. Alternately, you can do the entire session by phone if you live in the U.S., just let her know your preference in advance of your session.

Bonus Options for Your Remote Reiki Session

The virtual Reiki session format offers the opportunity for Deborah to integrate much more into your Reiki sessions in a way that she wasn’t able to in person. These bonuses include:

  • Tao Hands Soul Healing: Address the root cause of your challenge with this powerful soul healing technique.
  • Guided Progressive Relaxation: Helps your mind & body relax more easily together.
  • Hypnosis: Facilitates mindset shifts related to your issue (requires an initial Hypnosis session).
  • Home Energy Boost: Uplifts the positive vibration of your living space.
  • Animal-Friendly Sessions: If you like, include your pets; they often love Reiki!

Deborah will give you these options at the beginning of the treatment so she can best personalize your virtual Reiki sessions to support you.

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What Can I Do To Maximize The Effects Of My Virtual Reiki Session?

While it’s not necessary for your session, 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 in advance, or about what you notice after

At the end of the online Reiki healing, take a few minutes (longer if you like) to integrate everything from the session, taking a few deep breaths and sitting up slowly. (Bonus: take a nap if you can, we process so much when we sleep, so this can be quite powerful.) Listen to your body and rest and move accordingly.

Deborah also follows up with you after your session by email with recommendations of things to do and notice to help you prolong the positive effects of your remote Reiki session.

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Where Can I Find More Information About Reiki?

Here are more resources about Reiki:

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The way Reiki works complements the way Hypnosis, Tao Hands, and Flower Essences work.

You can combine Distance Reiki with Tao Hands or a Virtual Hypnosis session if you like. Deborah often intuitively combines her sessions, and gives you the option when you book.

She also offers Virtual Soul Healing Events & Soul Healing Recordings (which integrate Reiki, Tao Hands, Hypnosis, & more.)

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

I’ve had Reiki done with Deborah virtually, and it’s the best experience. And for the non-believers: the virtual Reiki does work–-and I live in Europe!

I highly recommend her!

Stephanie K.

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 warmth and wellness. If you want to address some aspects of your life that are not right, I highly recommend you try a virtual Reiki session with her.

Leanne F.

What can I say, except Deborah was amazing! She’s intuitive, relaxing and easy to talk to. At times I thought she was reading my mind. After my Reiki session I felt my eyes were clearer. I was centered and my negative energies had left my mind and body.

She gave me techniques to practice on my own. And her website is so informative too. I had a great night’s sleep that night and woke up rested! Thank you Deborah!

Josephine L.

I really like the Distance Reiki. I was surprised that I felt all the sensations that I did with an in-person session.

They were even amplified! Feeling more calm and at peace. Thanks again. I’m excited for our next session!

Jan T.

I love the distance Reiki, Deborah!! I feel lighter and more open for sure.

Lying down and trying to take it all in while you were doing it was a great idea.

R. F.

I had a session with Deborah for the first time and really had no idea what to expect or if the Reiki was going to even work. I could actually feel a difference soon after the session.

I felt clearer and more at peace. I also like how she offers so many valuable resources for healing on the website. I just moved and plan to continue with distance Reiki healing. She’s amazing. I highly recommend her!

Maura R.

I’ll never forget this experience.

I feel like I’m floating!

Erica W.

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