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BDSM and Reiki as Healing Powers

November 3, 2020

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For some people, BDSM and Reiki are new, mysterious, and even scary. For others, they are powerful, life-changing healing techniques. I have been using BDSM and Reiki as healing powers for several years. 

What is Reiki? 

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing and stress reduction technique. Rei means “God’s Wisdom” or “Higher Power” and Ki is “ the life force energy”. So Reiki combined is the “spiritually guided life force energy.” Practitioners use their hands (or feet) to flow energy throughout the body. Reiki treats the whole person, including the body, mind and spirit, to create many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

What is BDSM? 

The BDSM acronym stands for: Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/Submission, and Sadism/Masochism.

BDSM can include anything from cross-dressing to knife and needle play. It incorporates a broad spectrum of games. However, when done with a healing intention, it is a powerful modality for personal empowerment. 

One of the most healing parts of BDSM is that it holds no space for judgement. It is about acceptance of whatever shows up in the process and acceptance of desires, no matter how strange they can feel, even for the ones included in the process. It is about absolute freedom of one’s sensations and desires. BDSM 4C Consent Model includes caring, communication, consent and caution.

BDSM allows people to experience and release repressed emotions such as anger, fear, and emotional pain. Clear consent is healing too. Reclaiming your autonomy and making explicit requests gives you power and a voice.

What do I love about combining BDSM and Reiki as Healing Powers?

I love the opportunity to hold a space for someone’s healing. I want to be a container for emotions, pain, tears, anger, joy, and pleasure. It is one of the biggest blessings for me. My masculine energy feeds on the strength, and my feminine energy feeds on the nurturing. 

It can be the most vulnerable and humble space. The person in front of me is physically naked, restricted in movement and has full permission to express themselves. They can scream, cry, or laugh. Their soul is fully naked too. They surrender their body and their energy. I feel very honored to be there for them. 

When I combine BDSM and Reiki, the healing powers are amplified.

What do clients like about combining BDSM and Reiki?

Clients are in a safe space of receiving and expressing. They are authentic. Through movement and expression, they release energy that is no longer serving them. It is an experience that can be hard for some people to get into. It is a space where they don’t have to explain or apologize. They can just be themselves. Nowadays, it is a privilege to experience that. 

BDSM with Reiki is a powerful meditation for both the receiver and giver. 

Imagine not understanding about the intensity or location of the physical pain coming from fear. Then, experiencing the pain traveling through your entire body, feeling old experiences rising and the pain that was sitting there for a long time. Then, receiving a warm Reiki touch, full of light and hope. Reiki can connect you to the earth. It allows trust and calmness to come into your body. Reiki can bring the dark into light.

The Benefits of BDSM and Reiki Healing Powers

Release shame

Empower your voice (pain will make you open your mouth)

See aspects of the self that you have never seen

Release old emotions that have been sitting in you for a long time and let go of them

Release blocked energy

Gagging enforces silence and you can just let out your feelings

Blindfolding allows you to go into internal worlds instead of being distracted by the external world 

Feel on a deeper level with sensory deprivation

Encourage stillness and mind freedom through bondage

Explore your emotions in a safe space surrounded by love and acceptance

Embody and feel grief after a hurtful event

Let go of internal pain

Connect to your own body after abuse or eating disorders

Work through insecurities

Feel relaxed

Increases blood flow

BDSM and Reiki Client Changes

My clients have experienced many changes through the combination of these two healing powers. Here are some of the benefits:

An increase in personal empowerment helps them feel stronger. 

Trust during sessions helps decrease anxiety in the “real world”. 

By completing some stress response cycles, they feel liberated from things they were carrying around.

They feel more joy and pleasure in life created by the release of energy that is no longer serving them.

There is a decrease in depression because of endorphin production.

Learning to set boundaries is a skill that can be used in relationships and work. This is exactly what I want, and this is exactly what I am unwilling to allow.”

They create a better relationship with their body. They feel their own desires and needs. Clients appreciate their body more.

They gain courage to act on their dreams and goals.

BDSM and Reiki as Healing Powers

As with everything else in life, BDSM and Reiki healing might not be everyone’s cup of tea. There isn’t a one size fits all approach. Everyone gets to choose what serves them in life. 

I am honored and grateful to provide these services. I am growing and healing as a practitioner and a human being together with my clients.

With Love and Joy,

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