Reiki 101

What exactly is Reiki? 

Reiki is a non-invasive therapeutic treatment that works with the recipient to bring balance and harmony to their mind, body, and spirit. It consists of the reiki practitioner gently laying their hands around the recipient, allowing the energy to flow through the recipient as it needs to.


Reiki is the transferral of “Universal Life Energy” to help aide in whatever physical or non-physical ailments or imbalances are occurring. The word Reiki can be broken down into two parts: 

‘Rei’ means higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness. This energy comes through knowing all of the problems and difficulties the recipient is experiencing and how to heal them.

‘Ki’ means the vital life force in all living things. This is the same meaning as the word ‘chi’ in Chinese. This is the energy that is around us at all times and can be guided by the mind.


God-consciousness called ‘rei’ that guides the life energy called ‘ki’ is the practice we call reiki.

What to expect with a treatment?

Everyone’s experience during the actual reiki session is going to be different. Some things that are always the same for every person though:

When arriving for a treatment, you can expect to sit with Kelly for a bit to talk about anything that has been going on that you want to share or would like to focus on for the session. You will get comfortable on a massage table fully clothed, and be lead into a deeply relaxing meditative state. From there, you will feel hand placements gently around your body during the treatment.

What will be different?

The actual reiki experience itself. Since the energy knows each recipient and their needs at the time of the session deeply, the reiki sessions will vary each time. Your experience may consist of seeing waves of colors, or a bright white light. Often, heat around the places that my hands are place on the recipient will be felt. Clients have also shared experiences of floating amongst space, feeling lifted from gravity, long warm waves of relaxing energy flowing head to toe, emotional releases, and deep sleep.


Every session is going to be unique and customized to your exact needs in that exact moment.

Reiki Distant Session


If it is difficult for you to attend in person – for example if you live in another state or country – you may wish to consider having distant healing.  This is just as effective as an in-person session.

For first time clients we recommend booking in for a first client session (90 minutes), to allow for a full health consultation as part of the session. This part of the session will be done via Skype/FaceTime followed by the distant healing session.


For follow-on treatments you can simply select a 30 minute session for Reiki distant healing session, or a longer session if you would like to combine with spiritual coaching/clearing. 


The healing session is for the whole body, and mind, and the distant healing lasts approximately 25 minutes. All distant healing sessions include a mini report of main areas treated energetically.


Further Guidance

One reiki session goes a long way, it really does. However, it is most effective to have a course of treatments. It is suggested to do at least 3 sessions to get the maximum results you are looking for. Treatments may offered consecutively, weekly, or monthly - depending on your individual needs. A treatment plan will be discussed during our debriefing after our first session, and will evolve with us working together as you heal and make the shifts within.


Some internal shifts will begin when beginning to work with reiki, which is why it is important you find someone that you trust and feel comfortable with. Healing is all about bringing yourself back into a place of feel whole. Sometimes, when beginning to work with reiki - a part of the healing process is to have a heightened level of awareness to thoughts and habits that are not serving you and need to change. It’s not always a quick blasting away of a symptom. We live in a society that wants a quick fix, “pop a pill and be done with it” remedy - but with reiki and holistic healing, we are all about making significant life changes that improve the quality of your life forever. Working together, we are going to help you to slow down, get in touch with yourself, and trust the process of life.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

When beginning to receive reiki, there are many benefits that result. Below are several of the benefits individuals report experiencing when beginning to receive reiki:

  • Great sense of well-being and peace

  • Improved quality of sleep

  • Less stress and better stress management

  • Increased energy levels

  • Clear mind and improved focus

  • Relief from chronic and muscle pain

  • Increased creativity

  • Improved self-esteem

  • Improved communication and connection with others


When should you consider getting Reiki?

  • When you to increase your energy level 

  • When you are looking for a relaxing experience

  • When you are dealing with a lot of stress in your day to day life

  • When you want to improve focus, creativity, and communication

  • When you are on medication

  • When you are going to have surgery (before, during, and after)

  • When pregnant or trying to become pregnant

  • When you have cancer or chemotherapy

  • When you are looking to increase your Mind. Body, Spirit synergy


Conditions reiki can help with:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Asthma

  • Migraines

  • Colds

  • Skin Conditions

  • Ulcers

  • Back problems

  • Low self-esteem

  • Flu

  • Arthritis 

  • Chronic Muscle Pain

  • Cancer

  • Heart Disease


  • Infertility

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • IBS

  • Emotional Illness, including mild psychosis

  • Fatigue syndromes

  • End of life care and bereavement



The Heartspace Healing & Reiki Academy was founding in 2018 by Kelly Keefe when she heard the call the begin to open her practice to teaching. Reflecting on her journey with Reiki, her heart reminded her of how much she had wished there was more community and support through the entire process. With that remembering, Kelly create the academy in a way that provides a community of others on their journey.


The Academy offers in person and online trainings, online Heartspace Healers community, community gatherings, reiki shares and partner opportunities, and ongoing support and mentoring with Kelly.




Current Courses Available Include:

Reiki Level 1

Reiki Level 2

Intuition Enhancement

Living In Alignment

Heal(thy) Self: Emotional Intelligence Mastery

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