“Drumming provides solace, retreat from anger, courage when afraid, even ecstasy.”
Michael Drake – The Shamanic Drum
The Reiki Drum Technique is a transformative combination of Reiki* healing and shamanic drumming: both are gentle and non-invasive, yet deeply powerful. The two were brought together as Reiki Drum™ by the American, Michael Arthur Baird, in 1999: the technique is still relatively new to the UK.
I am a fully qualified Reiki Drum Master Practitioner. My Reiki drum is a vegan Buffalo Drum that has been specially attuned for the purpose of healing body, mind and spirit. I offer Reiki Drumming as a stand-alone treatment during a Sound Healing session.
The Three Reiki Drum Techniques
There are three Reiki Drum techniques from which you can choose, depending on your needs and interests. The first two treatments are available to all clients:
1. Reiki Drum Healing
Receive a Reiki healing session enhanced by the energy of the drum.
Healing Reiki energy is channelled through the drum while it is softly played over the body. The gentle, yet powerful, sound of the drum directs the Reiki energy to where it is needed, promoting the release of blockages on all levels.
The session concludes with a traditional Reiki treatment. Here, we use the hands to encourage the integration of the drum sounds into the physical body.
2. Reiki Drum Mental & Emotional Reprogramming
Make lasting changes to your life with the transformative power of sound.
This technique uses positive affirmations to actualise a life change that you want to manifest. We work together to verbally formulate the desired change. Then, supported by the gentle Reiki energy, the repetitive rhythm of the drum influences your subconscious mind, helping to permanently programme the new positive intention.
A series of about four sessions are recommended for maximum benefit.
The third technique is open to clients who are ready for this level of spiritual work:
3. Reiki Drum Journey
Set off on your own healing journey to the beat of the drum.
For thousands of years, shamans have known that rhythm is an effective way to alter consciousness. Rapid repetitive drumming at 180 beats per minute – known to shamans as the Eagle Beat – slows down the brainwaves and take the listener into a trance state. In this ecstatic state, the shaman connects with spiritual dimensions and accesses healing knowledge on behalf of their clients. In a Reiki Drum journey, you yourself undertake your own journey for healing or insight into any questions you may have.
The drum guides you on your journey deep into the knowing reality of your subconscious mind, while the Reiki energy gently and safely supports you throughout the process.
You will need to make an initial journey to meet your power animal, if you do not already have one. Your animal will then accompany you on future journeys. This initial journey to meet you power animal may take one or more attempts.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Reiki Drum techniques.
Reiki can be translated as universal life energy. It is a gentle healing energy that can be channelled through the practitioner to dissolve blockages and bring relaxation and balance to the recipient, allowing Ki, or life force, to flow unhindered once again.
I have been trained in the original Japanese style of Reiki, as re-discovered by Mikao Usui in the early 20th Century. This is a simple, uncomplicated style of Reiki, that was intended as an aid to spiritual development and places emphasis on intuition, rather than strict method.