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Anxiety is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. Statistics show that Work-related Stress, Anxiety and Depression affected around 50% of the UK population in 2021. It can be crippling, and many people struggle to keep their anxiety under control.

If you’re one of these people, you’re probably wondering if Reiki can help. This healing practise has been used for centuries to help with a wide range of health issues, and many people believe it can also help to reduce anxiety. Is it therefore safe to use Reiki for anxiety relief? Yes, as long as you understand how Reiki works and are aware of the risks involved if any, Reiki may be able to relieve some of the anxiety symptoms.  

What is Reiki

Click here to learn more about Reiki energy healing. There are numerous advantages to using reiki for anxiety, including reduced anxiety symptoms, improved mental health, and overall well-being. Reiki may be the answer if you’re looking for a gentle and natural way to reduce anxiety.

Regular reiki treatments have numerous advantages, including stress reduction and mood enhancement. It also aids in the integration of your body, mind, and soul.  Reiki, like any other treatment, should only be used under the supervision of a trained professional. That way, you’ll know you’re taking the necessary precautions and that the reiki will be safe for you.

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Reiki for stress relief

Reiki is often safe to use for general stress relief as long as precautions are taken.  Make certain, for example, that your Reiki practitioner is qualified and trained to provide Reiki. They are members of a reputable Reiki organisation, such as the UK Reiki Federation or the Complementary Natural Health Council (CNHC). If you need advice, consult your doctor before beginning any form of energy work. Our article on how to find a “Reiki practitioner near me” provides 5 tips on how to find a Reiki practitioner. 

Duration of treatment

Reiki is a type of hands-on healing that can be used to treat anxiety in a variety of ways. The most common recommendation is once a week, for about four weeks then reducing the session gradually to once a month. Reiki is a gentle form of energy healing so it helps a person suffering from anxiety recover gently over a period of time. There is no set time limit for when you should use Reiki, as it depends on the individual’s needs.

The session last anywhere between 30 mins to one hour, during which time the client can experience calmness and relaxation.  Appointments are available on most days of the week, so there’s no need to wait long. Click here to book your appointment with us.

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Frequently asked questions

What are some of the side effects of using Reiki for anxiety?

There are no known side effects of reiki for anxiety, as long as you are using it in a safe and responsible manner with a trained Reiki Master. However, if you feel any adverse effects after reiki treatment – then please consult with a reiki practitioner to see if the treatment might have caused any negative effects.  But generally, there are no adverse side effects of Reiki for anxiety.


How does reiki help relieve anxiety?

There are many benefits to reiki, the most notable of which is how it can help relieve anxiety. Reiki is a form of spiritual healing that helps to clear away negative energy and bring peace and tranquillity. This can relieve anxiety by improving the flow of positive energy throughout the body. In addition, reiki has been known to help with insomnia, headaches, pain relief, stress relief, and mental clarity.


By using Reiki for anxiety relief, you can help to calm your nerves and restore balance. Generally, there are no risks involved in using Reiki for general stress relief, and you can receive Reiki therapy as often as you like. So why not give it a try today and see the benefits for yourself?

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Meghana Millin
Mindfulness teacher & Reiki Master
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