Reiki (pronounced ray-key)
Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety.
In Japanese, Rei is “spiritual/divine wisdom” and Ki is “life force energy.”
Wellness, or love, from within naturally evolves into love, kindness, and generosity toward others.
So, permit yourself to love you!
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frequently asked questions
Reiki represents a Japanese method of energetic healing that aims to enhance relaxation, alleviate stress, and nurture inner harmony. By placing hands gently on specific areas of the body, Reiki facilitates the free flow of vital energy. In the Japanese language, “Rei” signifies “spiritual or divine wisdom,” while “Ki” represents “life force energy.” When combined, Reiki translates to spiritually guided life force energy.
We begin the session by engaging in a brief conversation to understand your current state of mind and any expectations you may have for our time together. If you have any concerns, feel free to share them at this point. However, it’s common for clients to have more to express after receiving Reiki. This is because Reiki aids in clarifying thoughts and improving communication, making conversations easier, especially for those who are new to Reiki.
Following our initial chat, the main part of the session will involve the Reiki treatment itself. You will lie on your back on a comfortable Reiki table, remaining fully clothed throughout. Many clients experience waves of energy or a gentle warmth flowing through their bodies. Some may see colors and images, while others may not experience any specific sensations. It’s even possible to fall asleep during the session, as your mind and body may need that rest. For this reason, I refrain from talking while conducting Reiki. We will have another conversation after the treatment to discuss your experience and address anything else you would like to share.
It’s important to note that the flow of Reiki energy begins as soon as you enter my office. Every minute, feeling, and spoken word during our session is dedicated to your highest well-being. You need not worry that our conversations detract from the Reiki process. Allow me to keep track of time and hold a safe space for you to simply be present and receive the benefits of Reiki.
Reiki is a gentle practice that should not cause any pain. It does not involve any muscular manipulation through hand placements. During a typical session, you will lie on your back for an extended period of time. It’s possible that some clients may feel lightheaded or experience nausea after receiving Reiki. To ensure your well-being, it is advisable to take your time while sitting up and getting off the table, allowing your body to adjust gradually.
Statistics suggest that approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, which can severely impact one’s quality of life. Chronic pain has been associated with various health issues, including depression, anxiety, and other ailments. With its guided energy flow throughout the body, Reiki promotes self-healing and helps reduce stress.
Reiki can be highly beneficial as a complementary therapy to modern medicine’s pain management approaches. It is widely recognized that a patient’s state of mind plays a significant role in the healing process, making the effectiveness of Reiki dependent on the individual receiving it.
It is important to note that Reiki should be regarded as a supplement to Western or modern medicine rather than a substitute for it.
Receiving Reiki, whether for a short duration of 5 minutes or a full 60-minute session, always yields benefits. However, the noticeable effects of Reiki typically become more evident after attending three regularly scheduled sessions. During this time, a consistent self-care routine is established, allowing you to reflect on and observe the positive experiences that have emerged since your initial session. Many individuals find that their communication skills improve and become more empowered advocates for their well-being.
Similar to other self-care therapies, the benefits of Reiki accumulate over time. It is akin to maintaining a regular habit of healthy eating, exercising, or engaging in activities that bring you joy.
What is the difference between in-office and distance Reiki? What can I do to prepare for a Reiki session?
The only contrast between in-office and distance Reiki sessions lies in the physical location. In distance sessions, you only need a secure and private space to lie down undisturbed, ensuring no interruptions from loved ones, including pets. The effectiveness and benefits of both session types remain identical. There’s no need to prepare beforehand; dress comfortably and dedicate the hour to self-care.
The essence of Everyday Reiki is to empower individuals to embrace themselves (self) fully, fostering self-love, self-confidence, and self-awareness. As we cultivate love for ourselves, empathy and compassion naturally overflow, allowing us to be more giving and understanding toward others.
- Just for today, I will let go of anger
- Just for today, I will let go of worry
- Just for today, I will be grateful for my many blessings
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly
- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing