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Reiki Energy Healing Blog

An Ongoing Series of Informational and Educational Entries

Our Latest Blog Entry

January 3rd, 2020

Reiki for Autoimmuune Diseases

Reiki's Role in Treating Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases can effect people of any age, or ethnic background. In addition, there are a number of different treatments, including alternative therapy known as "Reiki", to assist in maintaining the best possible quality of life for suffering individuals.

Understanding Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmue Diseases occur when the immune system malfunctions. The purpose of the immune system is to protect the body from invaders that may be harmful, such as viruses and bacteria. However, in some cases, the immune system has trouble discerning the difference between foreign materials and the body's own tissues. When this occurs, the immune system may mistakenly attack the body's own tissues, which leads to the development of autoimmune diseases. Examples of common autoimmune diseases include such things as, Celiac disease, Grave's disease, Type I Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  It is important to note, that in many cases, these diseases must be managed with ongoing medical treatments.

Benefits of Reiki for Patients with Autoimmune Disease include:

Help with Pain

For many autoimmune diseases, pain is one of the most bothersome symptoms. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or multiple sclerosis, all deal with pain on a very regular basis. Many patients who have undergone Reiki treatments have reported feeling less pain as a result of  regular Reiki sessions. 

Better Sense of Physical and Emotional Balance

Many Reiki clients report feeling more balanced on  both an emotional and physical level. In addition, this sense of balance, makes it easier for people to deal with their chronic illness, as it also complements their recommended medical treatments ... to achieve an overall better quality of life.

Less Anxiety and/or Depression

Both anxiety and depression are very common problems among people who suffer a lifetime autoimmune disease. In many cases, because there may or may not be a cure for these illnesses, many patients often feel hopeless. In addition, their symptoms often come and go and many patients feel anxious about how their conditions will progress from one day to the next and therefore, end up only worsening the patient' symptoms. Research studies have shown, that regular Reiki sessions may reduce feelings of anxiety and improve the mood of clients. Not only can this improve the patients overall condition, but it may also make the patient feel more compliant with other prescribed medical treatments.

Healthier Immune Function

Research regarding Reiki's effect on immune function is lacking. However, many patients with autoimmune diseases have reported a reduction in symptoms after undergoing Reiki treatments. In addition, there is no evidence that Reiki is harmful to people with these conditions, therefore, it is a low-risk choice for people looking for natural treatment options.


Krista Dunlop

Reiki Master/Teacher

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January 2nd, 2020

Reiki for Weight Loss

Because excess weight can have a significant impact on one's health and wellbeing, people are always looking for effective ways to lose weight. The good news is ... according to reports by respected doctor's, Reiki may have the power to aid in weight loss.

Factors Contributing to Obesity:

- Poor eating habits

- Lack of exercise

- Certain medications

- Lack of sleep

- Genetics and hormonal influences

How Reiki Can Help?

1. Reiki improves balance and well-being.

When my clients undergo Reiki treatments, they often report feeling more balanced, both emotionally and physically. Clients who are activity trying to lose weight are more motivated to stick to their weight loss plans, if their sense of balance and well-being is restored. In addition, they may experience fewer of the negative mental effects of carrying extra weight ... such as depression.

2. Reiki reduces stress.

One of the main benefits of Reiki involves the reduction of stress. Stress is a common problem experienced by a significant portion of the world's population. Stress has been proven to increase cortisol levels and contribute to weight gain. Therefore, this in it self stands to reason ... that reducing stress could be beneficial for clients who are trying to lose weight.

3. Reiki may improve sleep patterns.

Reiki sessions may be very helpful to clients who have gained some weight, because they tend not to sleep well. Because Reiki is known by many clients for improving stress levels and contribute to relaxation, clients may be able to receive a more restful sleep after their treatment. This may contribute to better hormonal balance and a more normal appetite, which will help to prevent further weight gain and facilitate weight loss.

Anecdotal Evidence and Recommendations

Many people have already found Reiki to be a useful weight loss aid. Celebrity singer Christina Aguilera is said to have utilized Reiki as a component of her weight loss treatment plan and her journey was also chronicled in Women's Health magazine. In addition, the renowned television doctor Mehment Oz has recommended Reiki as a useful treatment for a number of ailment, including for people with excess weight.

Although Reiki may be beneficial to clients who are attempting to lose weight, it will be most beneficial and effective when used in conjunction with other weight loss treatment; such as, better eating habits, increased physical activity and weight loss medication. Many Reiki practitioners including myself, believe that Reiki sessions may enhance the effectiveness of each of these other weight loss methods, by making clients more aware of their bodies' nutritional needs, stabilizing their appetites and reducing unhealthy cravings.


Krista Dunlop

Reiki Master/Teacher

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Our Latest Blog Entry

May 16th, 2019


Reiki Level I


Reiki is a natural and safe method of alternative healing through which individuals can achieve self-improvement and self-healing. Reiki works on many levels: mind, body, and spirit. Reiki is a process based on Life Force Energy and was founded by Mikao Usui.

There are three levels of attainment towards a Master level Reiki Healer. The Reiki students starts out at Level 1 and is open to everyone.

In this initiation stage the student is introduced to the concept of universal energy and receives attunements. Reiki 1 works mainly on the physical level and focuses on opening the channels of energy bringing the student into the realm of Reiki and its uses. During Level 1 the student works through her own healing. After successful completion of class, certification and dedicated self-work practice a student will be ready to move on to the next levels of training; Reiki 2 and Reiki 3.

What Is It Used to Treat?

Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.

What Are the Suggested Preparations Before Class?

Hydration, healthy dietary practice, loose fitting and light clothing, Reiki Journal, and rest. Each student will need to choose how their name will be presented on their certification and provided to the Reiki Master during the class. Certifications will be emailed to the students a few days after the class.

What Is the Cost of The Reiki I Training & Certification?

$200.00 per person. Payment must be received by email bank transfer (3) days prior to the class to confirm your registration. E-mail bank transfers should be sent to

What is the class size?

 Class participation will be in small groups, to ensure adequate (hands on experience) is provided to all students during the class. Minimum (4) students and maximum (8 students) per class. 

What future development classes will be offered in the future?

Follow-up Reiki Shares will be offered (for a fee) at Planet 

Botanix for those students, who wish to continue with their development and practice, as a Reiki Level I Practitioner into the future.

Contact Krista Dunlop at (613) 612-5028, or email her at if you would like to receive additional information about the (1) day Reiki Level 1 Training & Certification classes, which are schedule for Saturday, June 8th and Saturday, June 22nd

Location of Reiki Training & Certification - Level I Class:

Planet Botanix, 301 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

Phone:  (613) 567-4444

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Our Latest Blog Entry

September 24th, 2018

What are the benefits of Reiki?

1. Relieves stress. A healthy life has minimal stress. This negative element causes dozens of medical problems such as hypertension, cardiac issues and kidney disease.

2. Improves sleep. A calm frame of mind is important for a good night's sleep. The result is improved mental alertness and fewer aches and pains.

3. Creates a positive mental outlook. The soothing environment and gentle, non-invasive touch associated with Reiki sets the stage for a relaxing experience open to positive life possibilities. 

4. Stimulates the immune system. The immune system is constantly under attack by allergies, cancers, infectious diseases, and other disorders. Reiki provides fresh supplies of vital life energy to boost immunity naturally and help maintain health.

5. Fosters living in the present. Reiki allows recipients to push aside looming things over which they have no control and focus on the present. This leads to creative problem solving.

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Our Second Blog Entry

September 13th, 2018

Description of A Typical Reiki Session:

A session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during an initial session with a Reiki Practitioner. They will describe the session to the client, give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular problems, or issues they are experiencing and ask them what they are hoping to achieve from their session. For the actual session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off, where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.

The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific Reiki hand positions, beginning at the person's head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation, a tingling during the session, or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.

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Our First Blog Entry

September 5th, 2018

How Does Reiki Work?

We are all alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

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