How Distant Reiki Works

I have written about Explaining Reiki to Others, but I find that when someone who doesn’t know about Reiki wants to know about distant Reiki, it becomes more difficult. Particularly if they want an explanation for how it works. Many people are somewhat able to understand the basic concepts of Reiki in general, but the thought that this could work for someone on the other side of the world can seem too much to take in. Distance healing treatments should not be complicated and it is almost the same as the sessions in person. The most important thing to have is a quiet place where you can focus your energy and send it wherever you need to.

My experience has been that those who are unfamiliar with energy in healing will ask if distant Reiki works through computers, via the internet or over the phone. They have a hard time understanding how a treatment can be sent without connecting it to something tangible for it to flow through that connects both parties. If you are unwell, or if you simply wish to maintain health, or to encourage a period of positive transformation in your life, then distance healing is a relevant therapy for you. The therapy lasts for 30 minutes. If you have no free time, then it is possible to set up a session to be conducted while you are asleep. If on the other hand you wish to participate in the therapy, which will enhance the effects, then there are options you can consider listed below.

Distant Reiki

Yet, even when I learned about Reiki and energy healing, I was still skeptical that it could work. I had seen prayer work from long distances. I believed there also might be special people that could heal from far away. I doubted that anyone could be taught to do it. And I still doubted anyone who said they could do energy work from a distance until they proved it to me.

The telephone, cable TV and internet all use energy frequencies we can’t see in order to function. The electricity in our homes does the same, as does a radio. All of these have to be tuned to the particular frequency they operate at in order to work. They all have ways to adjust the flow of energy built in so that we can turn them on, off or use them in a different way. And all of them were thought too unbelievable to be true when people first heard of them.

Distant Reiki works the same way. It is energy that must be “tuned” to the person it is being sent to. Once it is “tuned in” it will flow through the energy currents that exist naturally, just the same way that a phone signal or wifi signal does. Distance is no object for it, just as it is no object for the internet or phone communications. The energy that surrounds us carries all of these energies to the intended receiver. With Reiki, the practitioner is the conduit of the energy.

Different Ways of Sending Distant Healing

If you have just done your second Reiki attunement and don’t have much idea how distant healing works we’re gonna show you some good ways. Distant healing is one of the most important aspects of second degree Reiki practitioners so adapt any method you feel the most comfortable with.


Most common method to send distant healing is by a surrogate or a proxy. You can select anything you like or you have a connection with, a doll, toy or something else for your client. The surrogated stuff represents the person you’re about to send distant healing. When you select the stuff you want connect the proxy thing to the person you’re healing with the distant symbol HSZSN.

2.Healing with Crystals

  • Connect the crystal with the situation or the person with the use of a distant symbol. Holding the crystal between your palms draw all other symbols over it then state your intentions 3 times. Give Reiki to this crystal and keep the energy flowing.
  • Another way is to write your intention invoking symbols and put it under the programmed crystal that resonates with your wish.
  • Healing a person with holding the crystal over the person’s picture.

3.Connect your Reiki healing with pictures

  • Use a picture of your client to send them distant healing with the distant symbol. Hold the picture tight between your palms and state your intentions so the flow of Reiki becomes active.
  • Another good options is to take a picture of a certain time phase from your past to connect with your energy of that time.

4.Hands on paper

Write your healing intention on paper, draw symbols and put between your palms and give Reiki. By writing your healing intention on a piece of paper draw symbols then put the paper between your palms. Give Reiki to the paper while your energy is flowing.

5.Fire and Candles

Fire and Reiki go together, especially if there are candles involved. With the candles you can carve symbols or just draw them over the candle. When you’re doing distant healing with a candle hold the candle between your palms and state your intention 3 times. Connect to the person with the distant symbol over the candle and keep Reiki flowing when the candle is burning. If you’re practicing aromatherapy with Reiki you can anoint the candle with essential oils.

6.Healing with Visualization

Try to imagine a person that you would like to send the distant healing. Your visualization skills need to be strong and precise, visualize the whole scene with the desired outcome to have the best results.

7.Healing with a Finger

This method is generally used when you have no proxy around and you need to send immediate healing. Connect one of your finger with HSZSN to represent the person. Wrap your other palm around the finger and send healing.

8.Energy Ball

Make a Energy Ball with putting the symbols in while creating it, state your intentions and again with the power of visualization imagine a desired outcome. Release the Energy Ball to the Universe.

9.Reiki in Groups

If you’re sending Reiki to many people at a time here’s a list what you need to do. Write down their names locations and issues, connect all the distant symbols and Reiki the paper where you wrote all the details. This way everyone that is on the paper will receive the same amount of energy.

10.Reiki For A Cause

If you’re sending Reiki to any cause or a natural calamity, connect with the place and possibly the injured people of that place. With the palms near your heart center and with this method you can use to send healing to any cause.

11.Reiki Connecting With Music

Take something that you’re able to hold in your palm like a CD or an Mp3 with the audio of the music in front of you. With giving good intentions to the music that you’re listening Reiki will start flowing and your music experience will have a more powerful meaning.

12.Distant Wall Healing

Find an empty wall and stick all of your Reiki requests on that wall. With giving Reiki to the intentions on the wall you will constantly remember them which will help in faster healing.

The list of places where you can send distant healing is endless so try to practice it and you will see the results. When you’re sending distant healing you’ll be more calm and have a lot less stress in general. Give yourself time and send healing to anyone that is in need.

Crystal Distant Healing

Some people are not aware of the amazing healing properties crystals have to offer. Most of us are habituated with crystal grids that are used for distant healing or manifestation. Not many people know that single crystal can be used successfully for a distant healing session. Crystals grids are sometimes more favorable as there are pencils that direct the energy towards the main middle stone. There are many methods of how to use crystals without any grid.

Method 1

Pick a crystal that’s cleansed and that resonates with your issue. Holding it in your non dominant hand draw a HSZSN symbol intoning the name of the symbol three times. Start connecting the crystal to the situation or a person. By drawing CKR and SHK symbols give Reiki to the crystals with your main intention. Do this for about 10 minutes and place a crystals somewhere safe. If you have a certain wish that doesn’t include any person or situation, draw the symbols on your stone and start to visualize your wish coming true.

Method 2

Pick a crystal that’s cleansed. Place it half an inch away from your third eye. Ask the source of the energy to fill it with the divine white light. Start beaming the white light into the crystal from your third eye. Draw symbols with this white light using your third eye on the crystal. State your intentions and hold that thought for a minute. Visualize the successful outcome and place the crystal somewhere safe. Make sure your chakras are cleansed too so you have a clear energy flow without any disturbance. While your third eye chakra is cleansed you will have no problems considering crystal healing. 

Method 3

Write your intentions on a piece of paper. Start drawing the symbols and fold the paper. Place a cleansed crystal over the paper. Start cleansing and wishing the energy flow through you and that’s it. Try not to pick very tiny tumbles. You can always use multiple stones for a single issue.

I have listed below some common issues and related crystals. These are in no means only crystals related to issues, there are many more crystals. Also, crystals have multiple healing properties so each can be used for different issues too.

Stress and Worry – Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Garnet, Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Carnelian, Selenite.

Money and Career – Citrine, Green Aventurine, Tigers Eye, Pyrite, Sunstone, Smoky quartz, Jade, Moonstone, Carnelian.

Heart and Emotions – Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine, Moonstone, Ruby.

Weight loss – Tigers Eye, Gold Quartz, Yellow Aventurine, Apatite, Bloodstone, Citrine, Kyanite, Amethyst.

Grounding – Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Camel Agate, Hematite, Kyanite, Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Bloodstone, Carnelian.

Protection – Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Tigers Eye, Grey Jasper, Mica Agate, Selenite, Kyanite.

Listed above are just basic issues and basic easily available crystals. Pick any as per your issue and program it for use. Use the ones that you feel most comfortable with and don’t force yourself using crystals that don’t feel right for you.

Distant Reiki Treatments For Animals

Sometimes the recipient is an animal – someone’s beloved pet who is experiencing physical or behavioral issues. A history of when the issues started and notes of any changes in the household (like new pets, absence of a family member, a relocation to a new home) can be very helpful. Someone the client ask for you to give healing to his/her pet. The pet is probably experiencing behavioural or physical issues. A background story when the issues started can be very helpful. While Reiki energy is powerful if an animal is having a medical issues it is important to note that veterinary care is obligated and in need for immediate attention of a professional.

Always make sure you note that Reiki is not a substitute for proper medical treatments but it can relax and assist the animal with a more comfortable recovery. Having a photo of the animal is great, but not essential. Connecting to an animal at a distance is not usually difficult. As with any distance session, you must be relaxed and open to the connection. When you’re healing animals as per Reiki etiquette you also need to ask for permission when you’re connecting to an animal. Most animals welcome the energy and are open to anyone that has good intentions of healing them. The results will be successful when you’re feeling the energy of an animal. This way the connection will be powerful and unbreakable.