What can I expect in a Reiki Session?
You remain fully clothed (shoes removed/tight belts loosened to allow energy to flow freely). You may relax on a massage table or sit in a comfy chair during this private session.
In a traditional session, I place my hands on or just above various positions around your head, shoulders, stomach, knees, feet or back. My intuition also guides me to different areas. Traditional practitioners hold each position for 3-5 minutes, depending on their certification level. My sessions generally last an average of 45-60 minutes, including debrief time after the session.
A Reiki session creates a wonderful, glowing radiance that is deeply relaxing and may include feelings of rebalance or rejuvenation for both client and practitioner, among them physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.
What conditions may be supported?
Reiki is both gentle and impactful. It supports any medical or supplemental healing method, however, it is NOT to be considered a substitute for traditional medical or behavioral health treatment. I recommend that you consult with your regular health care professional for any questions.
How Does Reiki Work?
During relaxation, the body's innate healing potential is unleashed due to the RELAXATION response. Under chronic STRESS, the body gets accustomed to an "overdrive" state...and relaxation may be difficult. Just as stress accumulates in the body, so does Reiki! Session results are cumulative, however, benefits are often noted after the first session or two, depending on your wellness baseline.
Research is attempting to explain the mechanics of this modality. It's thought that Reiki may work similarly to acupuncture since it rebalances, revitalizes and realigns the body by removing blocked or stagnant "chi" (energy) and replenishes stores of deficient energy. This energy comes directly from the highest spiritual Source and supports the recipient's body in relaxing and healing itself - the practitioner is simply a facilitator. Quantum physics states that we're all connected and that energy has no boundaries, so Reiki may be sent REMOTELY (distance) with equal or, often reportedly, better results than during an in-person session.