What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique based on energetic principles for stress reduction and relaxation that is widely practiced around the world. Reiki works by enhancing one’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. This method of healing uses life force energy (Prana) to balance the body and the mind, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki practitioners and their clients. Reiki improves many aspects of life, from physical health to emotional well-being to stress reduction and mental clarity. Reiki is used to heal the mind, body and spirit.
Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that Prana flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s Prana is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is a gentle yet powerful healing tool. Many people experience a drastic decrease in anxiety and depression, reduction in stress, pains dissipating, and often experience a massive shift in their energy and ability to manifest from Reiki treatments.
What to expect during a Reiki session
Before starting a Reiki session, we will begin with a quick check-in to see how are you doing.
During a Reiki session, you will be lying down on a massage table fully clothed. I will place my hands on you or above you, beginning at your head working down towards your feet. A Reiki session can also be administered with my hands a few inches above your body at the hand positions with no physical contact.
During a session most clients feel a deep sense of relaxation. There will be soft ambient music playing in the background, and Reiki is so relaxing that clients may sometimes fall asleep during the session. You will still receive all the benefits of the session, whether you are sleeping or awake.
At my hand placements on your body you may feel a slight tingling, heat or energy sensation, or you may feel nothing at all. Feelings are different for each person and vary even with each session, but deep relaxation is almost always felt. A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including the body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects including feelings of peace, security and well-being.
After about 40 minutes, we will take some time to discuss the Reiki session, answer questions and discuss any recommended after care. It is always recommended to drink plenty of water to well hydrate your body so that your energy system can be flowing at an optimal rate.
Please note that Reiki sessions can be done in person or at a distance over the phone or on Skype.