Is Distant Reiki the Right Option for Me?

Distant Reiki works the same as an in-person Reiki session except that the person receiving Reiki is not in the same room.  Remember that Reiki is precisely directed energy. Think of it as the practitioner dropping a stone in the middle of the lake.  The ripples are healing energy and they meet you at the shore. In Distant Reiki, it is the practitioner’s focus and intent to send the energy to the client, and that person’s willingness to receive it,  that makes it work.

How Does A Distant Session Work?

The practitioner and client agree upon a time for the session and discuss any goals the client may have for the session.  The practitioner might ask for a picture of the client, although this is not necessary.  At the appointed time, the client should be sitting or lying down in a quiet comfortable place, so as not to be disturbed for the length of the session.  We recommend turning on meditation or ambient music to help clear the mind. 

The practitioner prepares for the session in the same manner as for an in-person treatment. This involves clearing the healing space of any unwanted energy.  This is accomplished in a variety of ways, including the use of  sage, crystals, Reiki symbols, prayer, and meditation, and of course, Intent. The practitioner might choose crystals especially for areas where the client needs healing, or choose an oracle card for guidance during healing.  Soft soothing music, singing bowls, and aromatherapy are frequently used,  just as they would during an in-person session. The practitioner sets the intent of deep healing and blessing for the client, and expresses gratitude for the gift of Reiki.

At the appointed time, the practitioner can use a picture of the client or simply visualize the client in their mind’s eye, and focus on the client’s name and location.  The Reiki energy is directed to similar positions on the body that are treated during an in-person session.  The effects of distant Reiki are just as profound as those experienced in an in-person session.

What Happens After The Session?

When the session is complete, take a few moments before getting up and moving about.  Open your eyes and become readjusted to your surroundings.  Listen to your body and rest and move accordingly.


At Sacred Space, we follow up with an audio report of the session, which is emailed to the client within 48 hours after the session. This includes information and impressions of the practitioner’s experience during the session. Additionally, the client receives photos and descriptions of any crystals utilized during the session.

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