Many ancient cultures embraced the belief that life energy flows through the body and deeply affects our entire being. Current research shows that energy does extend throughout the physical body and that disruptions in its flow correlate to physical, mental and emotional illness. In Reiki, gentle touch is used to balance these energy flows allowing you to relax deeply while your own healing abilities are enhanced.
Reiki can simply be used for relaxation and stress reduction or for more complex problems. Chronic and acute pain (such as sports injuries) are very responsive to Reiki. Many of the emotional and physical trials of cancer treatment are also greatly relieved by regular Reiki sessions. Having Reiki before and after surgery helps relieve pain and speed up healing.
Reiki works to compliment your standard medical care. Used in many hospitals throughout the US, Reiki can reduce pain and stress while it promotes restful sleep, healing and relaxation. Relaxation promotes a host of benefits for the mind and body including an increased sense of well-being, release of painful muscle tension and relief of anxiety.
What is a Reiki Session like? Sessions generally last 50 to 70 minutes. Initial sessions may be longer as the practitioner explains Reiki, answers questions and assess the client’s specific needs. Sessions are done with the client fully clothed and lying on a massage table. The room is usually darkened while quiet music plays in the background. The practitioner may take the client through a guided relaxation exercise to help them settle down and let their mind clear. The practitioner will genly place her hands on or over the various chakras or energy centers that extend from the top of the head down to the feet. The client may feel warmth, coolness or a slight tingling as their energy flow is restored. Many clients simply fall asleep!
Frequently clients will note a subtle change immediately, while others report that they realize hours later that their pain is significantly decreased or that they feel calmer and more relaxed. After the session, many clients state that they feel well rested, calm and ready to resume their normal activities.
Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
We will work to tailor each session to your own needs that day.
Hands on/ Hands off Reiki: This is the typical session performed in our offices. It is up to the client if they prefer hands-off Reiki, where the practitioner will hold her hands near, but not directly on, your body.
Distance Healing: Reiki can be sent long distance to friends/relatives who may be ill or in distress. You do not need to be present for the session. It is helpful if you could bring a picture of the recipient prior to the session.
Crystal Healing: Crystals amplify the energies used in Reiki. By adding crystals to your session, you are actually gearing up the healing that occurs. Crystals are placed around your body and energy centers while hands-off Reiki is performed. Then the stones are removed and a regular Reiki session is performed. Please allow 90 minutes for these sessions.
Chakra Balancing: Your seven main energy centers (chakras) are balanced and opened. This is frequently used if you are struggling with one particular issue.