What is Reiki?
Reiki is a spiritual healing art – the practice of transmitting healing energy through the hands. It is a subtle and effective form of energy healing which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Reiki is based on the philosophy that there is a universal energy that supports the body’s inherent self-healing abilities. Reiki Practitioners seek to access this energy, allowing it to flow to the body and facilitate the healing process.
Benefits of Reiki
- Relieves stress
- Provides mental clarity
- Effective for pain management
- Safe and appropriate for all ages
- Promotes an overall sense of well-being
- Balances energy by helping to release blockages
- Reactivates the body’s natural ability to heal itself
- Addresses physical ailments at the root, energetic level
What to Expect
During a Reiki session you remain fully clothed (loose, comfortable clothing is suggested) while comfortably relaxed on a massage table or in a chair. At the beginning of our session, we will talk a little bit about why you wish to receive Reiki. I will then have you get comfortable and we will begin. I will place my hands on or over you (whichever you prefer) in various positions. I will keep my hands in each position for 3 to 5 minutes before moving to the next position. The hand positions usually give a general coverage of the head, the front and back of the torso, knees and feet. A treatment can last from 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the time we have scheduled together. You may feel a warmth or tingling in the area being treated, even when using a non-touching approach. A state of deep relaxation, combined with a general feeling of well-being is usually the most noticeable immediate effect of the treatment. A Reiki treatment can typically last about a week. Just like with any other treatment or healing modality, to benefit the most from Reiki, I recommend regular sessions for a period of time.