What is Reiki?
Reiki (pron. Ray-key), a Japanese word meaning Divine life energy, is a hands-on energy healing technique designed to promote healing from within. Many cultures, including Japanese, Chinese, Egyptian, and Indian, embrace the belief that life energy flows through the body. It flows within each cell, tissue, and organ, and even surrounds us in the form of an aura. We have also identified energy pathways called chakras, meridians, and Nadis. Our life force deeply affects the state of our physical body, mind, and spirit, and imbalances can leave it open to disease or injury.
As a God-centered Reiki Master Practitioner, I channel from the highest source. God’s energy flows through me into the affected parts of the recipient’s energy field to clear, straighten, and heal the energy pathways. You don’t need to believe in God or reiki to receive the benefits. You’ll likely notice my hands heat up as this happens and may feel heat, tingling, pulsing, or even experience emotions as the energy travels or works through an area of concern.
According to Beaumont Hospital, reiki is most often used in their facilities in the areas of chronic pain, cancer and immune disorders.
“Research findings have reported that Reiki may be helpful for:
- relieving pain
- reducing anxiety and depression
- promoting relaxation
- reducing stress
- reducing side effects of cancer treatment
- improving sleep” (1)
What to Expect
We will first discuss anything that you may be struggling with or would like to work on during the session, such as physical, mental, or emotional pain. No matter the goal, each session’s intent is for your highest good and all energy brought in is created in unconditional love.
Reiki treatments are intended to be a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience. You will lay fully clothed with shoes removed on a comfortable treatment table. The atmosphere of the treatment room will be soothing and calming. The hour-long treatment will start with a deep relaxation exercise designed to place you close to or into a meditative brainwave state. Then, I will continue the guided treatment by positioning my hands over areas where I feel stagnant or dysfunctional energy, also called byosen. I may use sweeping motions, or other actions that help bring the energy into balance. This also may include hands on or hands off the body at different times. Please let me know if you prefer no direct touching; the session will be just as effective.
After your session, you will most often feel lighter, rejuvenated, and at peace. We conclude with a warm cup of tea, or water if you prefer, and discuss any parts of your experience that you’d like to.
Please let the next 24-48 hours be a time to be gentle with yourself. Drink extra water and add herbal teas if you enjoy them, take a warm Epsom salt bath, nourish yourself well with nutrient-dense healing foods like homemade soups and broth, and allow any shifting or release to happen. Be fluid and embrace the healing process, but please call me if you experience any disturbing or lingering symptoms.
Additional Techniques included
Aromatherapy – As a certified Aromatherapist, I include the therapeutic use of essential oils in our sessions. They may be used simply for calming the nervous system to ready the body for healing or they can also help release emotional or energetic trauma, stuck emotions, negative patterns, and energetic blockages.
Crystals – Crystals act as a conduit, concentrating and changing energy to reach a certain frequency. We may use them at times to help change the energy flow of the room or the client.
Emotional Release Techniques – These techniques allow us to release emotional or energetic trauma, stuck emotions, negative patterns, and energetic blockages that can prevent or otherwise hinder the mind and body’s ability to heal.