What is Distance Reiki?

What is Distance Reiki?

Enkaku Chiryo (or Distance Reiki) is an absent treatment technique which allows you to receive Reiki without being physically present.

Sure, it may sound a little sketchy, but if you’ve been on the giving or receiving end of enkaku, then you know it works. And if you’ve had an in-person Reiki session before, you’ll immediately recognize the feeling distantly as well.

It’s pretty incredible. One of my FAVORITE aspects of Jikiden Reiki. I am still amazed at client feedback every single time I give a distant session.

Earlier this week I worked distantly on a new client – his first session with me – 100% distant.  Afterwards, we connected via phone and the first thing he said what that he didn’t realize how close he was to a migraine until he felt the Reiki coming in.

Pretty neat, huh?

I remember first learning the technique with Arjava Sensei in my very first Jikiden Reiki Seminar – specifically during Okuden level training. We learned how to apply the technique as well as the Shinto-based roots of how it works…truly incredible.

After having practiced hands-on Reiki with one another in seminar, we then went off to separate areas to try out Enkaku Chiryo.  I was skeptical…and a little worried it wouldn’t work…but I gave it a shot, and my practice partner did the same.

Pretty quickly I began to recognize that sensation I get when Reiki is flowing.  From there I could pick up on my partner’s system.  As I moved through the practice, I could pick up on her byosen just as if it were an in-person session.  Amazing.

When practice was over, my partner and I connected to exchange our experiences.  Sure enough, she could tell where on her body I had been working and vice-versa.

As a practitioner, this technique has been particularly useful in situations where physical touch is not recommended such as:

  • Treating a painful injury
  • Working on burns/rashes
  • Hospice work
  • Clients with touch-related trauma (i.e. abuse survivors)
  • Clients who are unable to come during office hours
  • Clients who need treatment directed at sensitive areas of the body where it would be inappropriate to touch

Enkaku Chiryo has been particularly beneficial lately. Many of us are overwhelmed, scared and on edge – in need of Reiki – but we know a hands-on session is out of the question.

Try it for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.


In Gratitude,