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Reiki for Athletes

In this blog, I share with you the importance of Reiki for athletes. What was once an alternative modality not often used, it is now being recognized by many professional athletes as the difference in their recovery from injuries. Athletes get into the zone with Reiki. Athletes recovery from injury faster with Reiki. If this blog interests you, find out more about our private Reiki sessions for basketball, football, baseball athletes and more!

Reiki is the secret sauce for athletes

Reiki is the key ingredient missing from most athletes’ health regimen, that can heighten their level of performance. When we talk about what makes an athlete go from good to great, Reiki therapy can be the difference.

Reiki is simple, painless, non-invasive and complementary to other healing modalities.


The health benefits of Reiki are becoming more recognized every day due to successful integration into hospitals and other health care organizations. Reiki is a recognized modality within the health care system and nurses can even receive continuing education credits when certified in approved Reiki training courses. It has also gained popularity due to recognition through media coverage, such as being featured on The Dr. Oz show. Top professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, UFC have used Reiki.


The intangible state of ‘getting in the zone’ is one of the greatest benefits of Reiki therapy for athletes; below are some other valuable benefits:

  • Speeds up the healing process after an injury or illness

  • Reduces the negative effects of working out by improving post-workout recovery

  • Reduce aches, pains, soreness and inflammation in the body

  • Boosts concentration and calmness under pressure

  • Creates a positive mindset

  • Restores unbalanced sleep patterns

During the session, the person being treated is fully clothed and lies comfortably on a massage table with a pillow or bolster under his/her knees to protect the low back from undue stress. Blankets and extra pillows are always available to increase comfort and warmth if need be. The session begins with the recipient lying face up while the practitioner places his/her hands over strategic body positions designed to direct the flow of energy to the chakras and associated organ and endocrine systems of the body.

A Reiki session lasts from one hour to one and a half hours in length. Lucid dreaming or entering a deep meditative state of mind is a normal response to receiving Reiki.


To inquiry about Reiki therapy for your athletes, contact Cortney at cortneyshineakron@outlook.com

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