What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese relaxation and stress reduction technique. It promotes healing by activating the relaxation response and helps the body to balance itself from a very deep level. It has been scientifically shown to decrease pain, speed healing, and relax the mind and body. It can only do good and can never cause harm.
This can be done in person or remotely, and is a wonderful option for those that are unable to travel. Reiki does not have a religious affiliation, and people of all faiths and beliefs enjoy it. It is not to be used as a substitute for conventional medicine, but is a perfect compliment to it!
Note: We use the Usui Reiki Ryoho system of Reiki.
Receiving a Session:
The session begins with the person laying (fully clothed) on their back on a massage/Reiki table. We always talk about what the person receiving Reiki would like to work on. We then turn on soft music, diffuse essential oils if the client prefers, offer a soft blanket, and dim the lights. After asking permission to place hands on the person’s head, the practitioner uses quantum energy to replenish and balance the body and mind.
There are multiple hand positions used over the energy centers of the body from the head to the feet. If there are sensitive areas, such as injuries or medical devices, we will discuss how to do Reiki there or avoid them if preferred.
It is common for the person receiving Reiki to go into deep relaxation, and often will fall asleep. A session typically lasts 45 minutes. When done, the practitioner will gently touch your shoulder and guide you back to being fully awake, and give recommendations for after-care and follow-up sessions.
Reiki does not take the place of a physician’s advice or treatment plan. We are not physicians and would never advise you to discontinue or modify current treatment protocols.