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Reiki Therapy

"Reiki is the art of inviting happiness into your mind and body, and the belief that the Universe is alive and filled with energy." ~Mikao Usui

The number one thing I hear: “Something feels off. I don’t know what it is, but something is off.” Feeling off can affect all areas of your life. It can cause anxiety, sluggishness, brain fog, pain, restlessness, trouble sleeping, negative thinking, confusion, procrastination, lethargy, aches and pains, insecurities, and fears, to name a few. These are all signals letting you know that something has had a negative effect on your energy systems.

There are so many things that can affect your energy systems: Food, music, thoughts, beliefs, expectations, your environment, other people’s energy, your own emotions, stressful situations (big or small), your childhood, and even the signals moving through the air can cause disturbances. Reiki was designed to deal with these disruptions and bring the system back into harmony.

Using a hands-on approach, I connect with your energy, do an overall evaluation of how your energy systems are working and how well they are communicating, and then make corrections where needed, calm overactive areas, stimulate sluggish areas, clear blocks, and traumas and channel Reiki energy directly into the trouble areas.

Channeling this energy into the body induces a relaxed state. This relaxed state activates the natural healing process known as rest and digest. Alone, rest and digest is a powerful healing phase. Pair that natural ability with a stream of pure life force energy and the skill of the Reiki practitioner to pinpoint the exact places that need attention, and you have a synergistic healing approach that can restore physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.​

Although one session can be beneficial, it’s through consistency and dedication that long-term change happens. Like starting a workout program, you don’t lift weights once and have bulging muscles; your commitment to doing it over and over brings about the desired results. Those willing to build a relationship with Reiki get the most benefit from Reiki therapy. The old saying goes, what you put in is what you get out. Committing to Reiki can teach you valuable skills to improve your quality of life.

What is Reiki and how does it work?

Reiki is a healing-touch technique that was discovered in Japan in the early nineteen hundreds by a Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui,

While in meditation, Usui was instructed on how to work directly with life force energy to relieve stress, promote relaxation, unblock energy channels, and balance Chakras. He called this energy Reiki, which means Universal life force energy, the same power that creates and runs the Universe.

Along with training, Reiki practitioners receive a series of attunements that acclimate their energy systems to bring this life force energy through them and into the body of others. We do this using a hands-on approach.  

 

Channeling this energy into the body induces a relaxed state. This relaxed state activates the natural healing process known as rest and digest. Alone, rest and digest is a powerful healing phase. Pair that natural ability with a stream of pure life force energy and the skill of the Reiki practitioner to pinpoint the exact places that need attention, and you have a synergistic healing approach that can restore physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Is Reiki like a Massage?

Although both therapies use the hands as healing tools, that is where the similarity ends.   

Massage asks that you disrobe so the practitioner can use their hands to knead muscles, manipulate tissue, move lymphatic fluid, relieve physical tension, and alleviate stiffness. While massage can passively affect the subtle energy systems, the focus is usually on the body’s physical structure.

In Reiki, you remain fully clothed at all times, and the practitioner uses a light laying of the hands to connect with your subtle energy systems so that they can make corrections to the energetic structures which work with the mind, body, spirit, and emotion to create balance and restore well-being.

How is a Reiki treatment performed?

During a session, you will lay on a treatment table fully clothed, minus your shoes. You will have your eyes closed, the room will be dark, and relaxing music will play. Blankets and pillows will be provided for your comfort.

Most of the time, you will be on your back; occasionally, I may ask you to lie face down. We can adjust the table at an angle if you cannot lay flat. 

I will work with chakras, meridians, masculine/feminine energies, organ systems, neurological points, pressure points, mental, emotional, and spiritual energies, and some higher systems.

I will start at your feet, doing a general assessment to see how everything is working. From there, you may feel me working above you or on the body. You will feel a hand held in place, gentle tapping, or light pressure as I move around your body, making adjustments, clearing stagnant energy, repairing communication issues, and providing new information to your energy systems. At times I will use stones, tuning forks, or essential oils. If you have allergies to essential oils, please let me know at the beginning of the session. This process will take roughly 50-70 minutes.

 

When complete, I will let you know what I found, and you can share your experience and ask questions.

What will I feel during a Reiki Session?

Reiki induces a theta state, which is a deep meditative state, so it is common to feel heavy, as if you are sinking into the table, or light, like you are floating off the table, sometimes feeling both simultaneously.  

Depending on your level of sensitivity, you may feel a lot, and you may not feel much. Some of the most frequently felt sensations are, tingling, pulsing, hot and cold in the area being worked on, and feeling like something is moving inside you.

 

People have reported seeing swirling colors and bright white lights, having epiphany moments, past life recall, random swells of emotions, and an intense sense of being relaxed and present.

It is also possible to experience some discomfort when working in a damaged area, while moving stuck energy, dealing with trauma, or if I come up against resistance from the energy system. The discomfort is usually mild and passes quickly, but we can always stop, move to a different spot, or talk about what is happening. The most common discomfort reported was feeling slightly nauseous, tightness in the throat, heaviness in the chest, and restless legs.

What if I don't feel anything?

That’s ok; it’s still working.  Reiki works with subtle energies, not everyone feels a physical sensation when receiving a reiki treatment, some aren’t aware of what they are feeling, and some need a few sessions to acclimate to the new energy before they start to notice sensations. Your sensitivity level will dictate how much, if anything, you feel during a session. Some people feel everything, some don’t feel anything, but most are in the middle.

How do I prepare for my session?

Take a few minutes to explore your intentions. What makes you want to try Reiki? What are you hoping to gain from Reiki therapy? What do you feel is getting in your way? Get in touch with your motivations, fears, and expectations, then set the intention to show up and allow yourself to have whatever experience you have. Be open to new things and receptive to how it all plays out. Reiki helps you build a relationship with the parts of you that have been running in the background, so be open to what may show up. 

What will I feel after my session?

After your session, your systems will continue healing for 24-48 hours. Each person is unique and may experience something different. Some feel rested and peaceful now that we have calmed the system down. Others feel tired and a little depleted, even having mild flu-like symptoms that pass quickly as toxins move through the system.  Some feel energetic and rejuvenated now that energy is flowing freely. Listening to your body and resting if you feel tired is important. ​

Most people report mental calm and clarity, an ability to deal with stress better, and improvements in sleep. Since Reiki is working on all levels, you may experience an emotional release, vivid dreams, or spontaneous memories.​

If you have any questions or concerns after your session, please text me, and we can address them.

How many sessions will I need?

I wish I could tell you that one session would correct everything that is out of balance, but quick fixes don’t provide lasting effects. That’s not to say that one session won’t profoundly affect how you feel and give you some relief because it absolutely can! But it is through commitment and repetition that we see substantial progress. You didn't get where you are overnight; it has taken years, even decades to create your imbalances. 

Think of it like working out or losing weight; you don’t lift weights once and have bulging muscles or eat healthy for one day and drop ten pounds. You start to see those muscles grow through dedication and repetition, and the numbers on the scale come down. It’s creating a new foundation, a healthier way to do things.  

Where each person is unique, and their progress will be based on many factors, it is generally recommended to do once a week for four weeks. In that time, we can do some house cleaning, make repairs to the energy systems, establish new patterns, and deal with what may be getting in the way.

Is a Reiki treatment the same as a Reiki attunement?

No, they are two separate things.

A Reiki treatment is where a trained Reiki practitioner channels life force energy into your body to make corrections to the energy systems, clear debris, calm overactive areas, stimulate sluggish areas, move stuck energy, release traumas, and address trouble areas.

A Reiki attunement is something that a trained Reiki Master/Teacher performs on students learning Reiki to acclimate their systems to receive and channel life force energy, along with passing energetic knowledge from teacher to student.

What are the benefits of Reiki therapy and how long does it take to see results?

Reiki activates the system's natural healing abilities and assists with cleaning out old debris, removing toxic energy, repairing dysfunction, healing energetic wounds, balancing systems, providing new beneficial information, and reestablishing healthy communication so you can function more efficiently. This brings peace and balance to the system and alleviates physical, mental, and spiritual discomforts. 

 

Each person is unique, and their progress will vary depending on many factors. It's typical to find better sleep, pain reduction, more focus, a calmer mind, and less reactivity within the first few sessions.  

What should I wear?

You will be lying on a treatment table for an hour, so dress comfortably. Yoga pants, sweatpants, and even pajama pants. Dress in a way that does not prevent you from relaxing. The more relaxed you are, the more productive the session will be.

Belts, jeans (because of the buttons at the waist), intricate shirts, large earrings, watches, and bulky jewelry can all get in your practitioner’s way and prevent them from being able to access a specific point.

You will have your eyes closed, so it may be best to remove contacts; they may become dry and make it hard for you to relax.

The goal is comfort!

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