What is Reiki Healing Harp?

“It’s like a gentle bath in golden light.”  - “Wow, the pain is almost gone!”

 “It’s the best sleep I’ve had in ages!” –  ”I can’t believe how much more relaxed I feel.”

Cymber Lily Quinn, Reiki master, Healing Harpist

Cymber Lily Quinn, Reiki master, meditation and relaxation harpist

The practice of delivering Reiki is the art of channeling healing energy, and it is a joy to be able to deliver this powerful and gentle energy via the harp. Nearly everyone I have worked with reports that listening to a live Reiki Harp meditation treatment feels good. Many report that it helps other therapies work better. The bottom line is this: Reiki and the harp generally make people feel more relaxed. And a more relaxed body functions better.

Getting Dressed for a Reiki Treatment

As you prepare for your Reiki Healing Harp treatment, it is helpful to eat lightly and drink lots of water afterward. You will probably lie on a massage table or bed, or possibly on a couch, the floor on a yoga mat. You may lie on your back the entire time, or you may be asked to turn over gently through the process. You will remained clothed, and you may want a blanket or heating pad. Be sure you are comfortable and warm or cool enough.

Explain Your Pain

Be sure to explain any

  • physical pains you may have (headache or neckache, for example);
  • emotional pains (improving your relationship with someone);
  • mental pains (worry and anxiety);
  • spiritual pains (separation and homesickness from being away from Source)

When you tell your practitioner about your needs, he/she can set their intention in alignment with yours, and your Reiki Treatment will better serve you.

Become the Big Ear

Once you have settled in, it is very helpful if you can imagine receiving healing energy, and where it might be helpful to receive it. I tell my clients to imagine that their body is a giant ear, and their job is to listen to the energy that is coming their way.

The Big Exhale

One way you can deepen your relaxation at the beginning of the session is to exhale deeply three times. Ahhh, exhale deeply. When you inhale again, you will naturally take a deep cleansing breath all the way to the bottom of your lungs and energy centers. There, wasn’t that easy?  (Go ahead, give it a try…three exhales.)

Hand-ling the Matter

Reiki energy is traditionally passed through the hands to the recipient.

But I like to start by playing harp for you. If you need help, I will guide you through breathing exercises to relax your body. I play improvisational music, as I feel it passing through me, for about 20-30 minutes. Then together, we co-create the silence to deepen the energies, and do a traditional, 15-position, head-to-toe Reiki session. The entire session usually lasts 60-90 minutes.


Cymber Lily Quinn, Reiki master, meditation and relaxation harpist

“May you feel the gentle vibration of the harp string, pulling you gently into balance.”

Harping On

As I am playing for you, I am feeling the energy that is coming from you, and observing your response in terms of deeper relaxation and breathing. I will Meet You Where You Are, and as your energy changes, the music with change with it. I first ask silently, “What is willing to meet me?” and I play what I feel. Then I ask, again silently, “What is willing to move?” and I play as I feel that. These two questions guide the session and the music. I play for about 20-30 minutes.

Closing the Session

The treatment is complete when I reach your feet. These are very distinct sensations in the hands and body of the practitioner, and many clients report that they also feel these changes and shifts through the treatment session.

Once you have completed a Reiki session, get up slowly. Drink lots of water throughout the next few days, and spend time doing nothing. This allows the relaxation to deepen and last longer. You may have sudden bursts of insight or aha moments. Many people report that they sleep better, too. Take notes in your journal, a be sure to let your Reiki practitioner know how you fared when you next visit.

To schedule a Reiki Healing Harp session, either in-person or by Skype, please contact me at ReikiHealingHarp [ at ] me [dot] com.