Grief Healing with Reiki

Grief Healing with Reiki


If you’ve heard my story, you know that Reiki was a primary factor on my healing journey.

After years of pushing my sadness deep inside because I simply didn’t have the tools or understanding as to how do deal with grief, my sadness reached a point where it bubbled up and out into every aspect of my life.

I knew I had to do something and someone had suggested Reiki to me. I had never heard of it and was pretty skeptical at the time. Yet, I knew I didn’t want to go on, feeling the way I did.

I sought out a Reiki teacher and booked myself in for my first class without even having experienced Reiki for myself, I just knew I needed this!


For those who aren’t too sure, Reiki is a Japanese technique used for stress reduction and relaxation.  It’s known for promoting healing all aspects of our body.  Emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally.  Often times, it has been offered by laying hands on the body, though they can be held slightly above the body too. It’s been used for thousands of years and the word Reiki actually comes from two Japanese words – Rei and Ki.  REI meaning – Higher Knowledge and KI meaning Life Energy.

This Life Energy plays such an important role in our healing journey.


While Reiki is beneficial for many purposes, as my work is specifically for grief, that’s what I’ll be talking about here.

For those of us who are on a grief journey, you know what grief can do to our bodies.  It takes a great deal of energy to grieve.  Our heart feels broken, our body feels beaten down and we may feel exhausted on every level!.  This is where Reiki comes in.

Our bodies are made of energy and when we feel depleted, Reiki supports us in the most incredible ways.


Calms anxiety

Relaxes muscle tension

Balances energy

Supports deep relaxation for sound sleep

Reduces blood pressure

Promotes peace and a positive outlook

Many of these symptoms can be associated to our grief journey and its no wonder that so many people, myself included, turn to this gentle yet healing energy to support their body, mind and spirit after suffering a loss of any kind.

My journey to Reiki was one in which allowed me to turn a corner with grief.  After years of holding on to grief; sadness, shame, memories and so much more, Reiki became a welcome support for me. Over time, I continued my training and became certified as a Reiki Master/Teacher.

If you or someone you know, has experienced grief in whatever form it may take, please know that I am here to support you on your healing journey.



Tracey Swainson is a Reiki healer/teacher and intuitive mentor, passionate about supporting healers and space holders as they heal their heartache of pregnancy loss and the stories that may have been created due to the emotional trauma of their loss. She brings healing both to the spiritual and emotional bodies through intimate, sacred, supportive one on one sessions. It was the emotional and spiritual healing of her own pregnancy loss experiences that fully birthed her into this sacred work. Tracey guides women through their healing journey and holds space for them to awaken to and connect with their Child of Light, so they can birth their powerful work into the world Connect with Tracey via linktree and subscribe to her mailing list to receive monthly doses of heart-centered notes.