In a Reiki session, we will begin with a discussion of your healing intent. You will then lay fully clothed on the table, and I will guide the Reiki energy from my hands throughout your entire body. This will be done through light touch, as well as energetic, non-physical touch. I may also place crystals on your body. A standard session begins at the head and goes down the body to the feet, but certain areas may receive more attention as needed.
How does Reiki work?
Reiki is a special kind of subtle universal healing energy. It does not come directly from the healer, but is channeled through those attuned to it. Reiki has a intelligence all of its own, and guides itself to best serve the needs of the receiver. The Reiki energy is naturally directed to areas where the recipient has chi (life energy) blocks. It raises the vibrations in and around the body causing negative energy to clear away. It works by clearing, strengthening and healing energy pathways.
How is a treatment given?
The client will start on their back on a massage table. There will be a moment of silence as the Reiki energy is called to flow. You will then be scanned with the hands for energy blocks. The session begins, usually at the head, and going down to the feet. The Reiki will be channeled through the hands placed either directly on the body or hovering just above it in the auric field. Sometimes you may flip onto your stomach halfway through the session. Sometimes the use of crystals will be employed and placed upon the body to assist in the healing.
What does it feel like?
The experience varies from person to person, but most everyone feels a sense of deep relaxation. Sometimes when a block is released, there may be a hot or cold sensation. You also may feel a tingling, a sense of floating outside the body, have visions or even just fall asleep. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed and positive.
What can be treated with Reiki?
Although gentle, Reiki is very powerful. It has a positive effect on all manner of illness, and can be used in acute or chronic conditions. It is always helpful and can improve the efficacy of other therapies, as well as reduce side effects from treatments such as chemotherapy & radiation. It generally increases the rate of healing after illness or surgery. There are no absolutes, but most certainly, it is a wonderful form of stress reduction, which innately improves health and wellbeing.
Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?
Reiki is guided by spiritual consciousness and therefore can never do harm. The energy adjusts itself as needed, and it is always helpful and always safe.
How do I prepare for a session?
The best results are achieved by simply finding a calm and relaxed state within yourself, and enjoying the soothing energy as it flows through you. Come wearing comfortable clothing and do not eat a large meal less than an hour before your appointment.