The originator of the Reiki Drum Technique is Michael Arthur Baird, a Reiki Master at the Infinite Light Healing Studies Centre in Sedona, Arizona. He discovered that he could use the drum as a channel for Reiki.
The technique combines the practice of Shamanic Drumming with the protective and gentle energy of Reiki. Biofeedback research has indicated that drumming (even for short periods) can influence brain activity, bringing the person into the meditative alpha state and reducing stress. Study results show that drumming can increase the production of the body’s natural painkillers – endorphins and endogenous opiates – and can help to control pain.
The drum is used intuitively over the client’s body to deliver a deep healing treatment. Reiki flows on the vibrations of the drum and into the recipient. This is followed by a Reiki session to fully integrate the treatment and ground the client.
Drumming is helpful when treating stress, tension, fatigue, anxiety, hypertension, asthma, arthritis, mental illness, migraine, cancer, MS, paralysis, healing after surgery, and sleep and emotional disorders. I qualified as a practitioner in the Reiki Drum Technique in 2018.