What is Reiki?
REIKI (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the premise that everything in the universe is made up of energy. When one’s energy is low or obstructed by stress, injury or illness, we are more susceptible to discomfort or dis-ease. When it is high or balanced, we are more likely to feel relaxed and allow our body’s own healing abilities to be activated.
Is there a difference between the different types of Energy Healing that are offered?
Yes, there are slight differences. All the differences are set in the intention of the session. The amount of discussion, meditative guidance, hands on treatment time, and use of other tools during a session will all depend on the type of session that is chosen. Energy Healing Sessions can also be combined with Massage Therapy Sessions.
What happens during an Energy Healing Session and how does it feel?
All Energy Healing sessions generally lasts for about 1 hour. The session begins with discussion of any issues that the client is having and a review of the client’s intake form. Relaxing music is being played in the background, if that suites the tastes of the client. In a typical session the client is seated or lies fully clothed on a comfortable surface, such as a massage table. The practitioner places his or her hands above or lightly on the client generally following the energy pathways (similar to those used by acupuncturists), and the energy is transferred to the client. The client may feel sensations of warmth, coolness, gentle tingling or just deep relaxation are experienced.
Will Energy Healing Sessions interfere with any of my medical treatments?
All forms of Energy Healing can improve the results of any medical treatment, acting to reduce any negative side effects, such as those from chemotherapy, surgery and invasive procedures. It has a balancing affect on those who are experiencing mental and emotional difficulties. It has been known to accelerate healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress and help create optimism. There have been several studies of Reiki Treatments in hospitals. I can refer you to these articles if you are interested.