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7 Reasons Why Healthcare & Wellness Professionals SHOULD Learn Reiki

By Michal Spiegelman

Have you ever gotten a massage, chiropractic adjustment, or another form of bodywork from a professional who is also trained in Reiki healing?

If you’re a bodyworker or healthcare professional curious about incorporating Reiki into your practice, this blog is for you!

At the end of our session, I once asked my massage therapist, “Why were your hands so hot and tingly?” She just smiled and said it was Reiki. I was curious to learn more about this calming vibration I felt all over my body, but then life took over.

Ten years later, after losing six of my seven pregnancies, I suffered from severe depression. I have two exceptional children, but my sadness was so deep I couldn’t even appreciate them. Grief and trauma consumed me until I saw a random ad in a local magazine about a Reiki class.

I remembered how my massage therapist used to incorporate Reiki into her sessions and how calm it made me feel. Something told me to sign up for the Reiki class, so I did. Little did I know my life would be forever changed.

Within a few weeks of treating myself with Reiki, my grief lifted, and the joy I thought I’d never feel again flowed back into my life. Blown away by the results, I completed my Reiki training all the way to the Master level.

Reiki can complement and enhance the healing techniques and modalities used by these professionals, and can also be used as a standalone healing modality. Reiki can help improve the practitioner’s intuition and ability to sense energy, and can also help them to achieve a greater sense of calm, focus, and balance in their own lives.

Reiki is a popular form of alternative healing that involves the transfer of energy from the practitioner to the recipient through the palms of the hands. Here are five benefits of Reiki for healing art professionals:

  1. Stress Reduction: Practicing Reiki can help healing art professionals to reduce stress and anxiety levels. It can provide them with a sense of calmness and relaxation, which can help them to better manage their workloads and reduce burnout.
  2. Self-Care: Reiki can be an effective form of self-care for healing art professionals. By practicing Reiki on themselves, they can improve their own physical and mental health, which can help them to better care for their clients.
  3. Improved Intuition: Reiki can help healing art professionals to develop their intuition and sense of empathy. This can be particularly useful in helping them to better understand their clients’ needs and to tailor their treatments accordingly.
  4. Enhanced Healing Abilities: Reiki can enhance healing art professionals’ natural healing abilities, helping them to provide more effective treatments to their clients. It can also help them to tap into the healing power of the universe and channel this energy to their clients.
  5. Increased Energy Levels: Practicing Reiki can help healing art professionals to increase their energy levels and to feel more energized throughout the day. This can be particularly useful in helping them to manage their busy schedules and to provide the best possible care for their clients.

My name is Michal Spiegelman. I’m a Medical Intuitive and the founder of Beacons of Change.

When we first moved to Atlanta, I was excited to find a place to develop a Reiki business. When I met Roz Zollinger, owner of the Heal Center, I shared with her that I’m a former social worker trained in Reiki, Shiatsu, meditation, and color therapy. At the end of our conversation, she removed a key from her purse, handed it to me, and said, “You can use my room any time.”

The Heal Center became my home for teaching Reiki in 2001. Now, for the first time since the pandemic, we are returning to teach in-person Reiki classes!

Thousands of people have gone through my Reiki training. Many of them are caregivers: massage therapists, reflexologists, aromatherapists, energy workers, counselors, chiropractors, coaches, doulas, and nurses.

My greatest joy is witnessing how Reiki helped them grow personally and professionally.

Based on the experiences of many of our graduates, Reiki can be beneficial for a wide range of healing arts and medical professionals, including:

Art Therapist
Ayurvedic Practitioner
Craniosacral Therapist
Dance/Movement Therapist
Energy Healer
Massage Therapist
Meditation Teacher
Naturopathic Doctor
Occupational therapist
Shiatsu Practitioner
Sound Healer
Spiritual Healer
Yoga Instructor

Nurse Practitioner
Social Worker

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
Dance/Movement Therapist
Dialectical Behavioral Therapist
Integrative Therapist.
Marriage and Family Therapist
Physical Therapist
Trauma Therapist

Here are 7 Reasons Why Healthcare & Wellness Professionals Should Learn Reiki:

  1. To create a deeper holistic experience for your clients.

When Reiki is intentionally used during a session, it makes people feel calmer and allows them to drop into a deep state of relaxation where whole-body healing can take place.

  1. To protect you from taking on your client’s energy.

If you’re a natural giver, you may also be an Empath. Integrating Reiki with your sessions can help set emotional and energetic boundaries to prevent you from feeling drained.

  1. To clear your energy and reset between sessions.

Giving yourself 5 minutes between clients to connect with Reiki, recharge your batteries, and clear any energy you absorb during a session is vital for your stamina and well-being.

  1. To clear energetic blocks and suppressed emotions.

It’s common for clients to have stagnant energy stuck in certain areas. Blending Reiki with your session initiates the gentle process of shedding old energy and emotions from the body.

  1. To nourish YOU during the session.

Tapping into Reiki before, during, and after a bodywork session nourishes YOU as the practitioner. If you are constantly giving from your own energy reserves, you’ll burn out. This process of aligning with the universal energy and using that energy during the session, not yours, is harmonizing and balancing for healing practitioners and clients alike.

  1. To clear your space from unwanted energy.

You never know what type of client might end up on your treatment table. Some energies can be heavy. Reiki can help you clear, recharge, and replenish any space with positive energy.

  1. To develop your intuition and embrace your Empathic gifts.

Treating yourself with Reiki quiets the outside noise and amplifies your inner voice. 90% of our graduates report that their psychic abilities and access to intuition become heightened naturally, as they practice Reiki.

On a personal level, Reiki has been a sacred gift to me since I found it in 1996.

What started as a self-care technique to heal my depression became my spiritual practice. I consider it a privilege to serve as a Beacon and, with the help of Reiki, light up the path for others and make a difference in their lives.

Many modalities encourage their graduates not to blend different healing practices together, but Reiki is unique.

Connecting with Reiki enhances all other healing modalities, practices, and traditions.

The two main ways to benefit from Reiki are by treating yourself and receiving from others.

To connect with this universal life-force energy, you must take a class and go through an initiation process guided by a Reiki Master. Making yourself an instrument for the divine love of Reiki to move through you is a gift, a privilege, and a light in today’s chaotic world.

It only takes one day to learn Reiki, become attuned, and receive the Reiki Level 1 certificate.

Gift yourself with learning a practice that adds harmony, balance, and healing to your and your clients’ lives.

Join our next Virtual, Interactive Reiki Class.

Live in Atlanta? Register for the Reiki Class at the Heal Center here.

Meet Michal
Michal Spiegelman

Michal Spiegelman is Medical Intuitive who helps women get to the root source behind disease, disharmony, imbalance, stress, and trauma-related conditions.

Having studied in Israel, Germany, England, and the U.S., Michal is a Certified Professional Coach, a Reiki Master, and a former social worker who brings years of experience working with a variety of modalities into her intuitive teachings, coaching and mentoring.

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