Reiki - What it is and how it works
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is an ancient form of Japanese energy healing. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that is available to everyone.
It is becoming more and more recognized and is even being practiced in some of the largest hospitals around the country like Columbia Presbyterian in New York. Reiki is known to help reduce pain, improve recovery times, and enhance the quality of life.
Life can be stressful and overwhelming at times. During these times we often distract ourselves from our emotions. But eventually those emotions catch up with us. Sometimes we've repressed them for so long they start to manifest themselves physically.
Think about it. When you are stressed out, is there a certain part of your body that reflects that stress? Your shoulders? Stomach? Back? It's all too common. Finding balance physically, emotionally and mentally is critical to our overall health and wellbeing.
HOW REIKI WORKS
We are energy. Energy is all around us. When we are healthy our energy is flowing freely. But when we experience regular stress, overwhelm, anger - or any other emotion, and we don't process that emotion fully, the energy can get stuck. Envision gridlock in NYC.
Reiki can help get that energy moving again. It can help clear any debris in the road and direct traffic. This natural healing technique promotes peace and harmony. It's a complementary or alternative health approach that can help stimulate your body's natural healing abilities.
WHAT'S IT LIKE?
Sessions can be in person or virtual because energy knows no time or space. The effects will be the same. Sessions typically last 30-90 minutes.
I tell clients to come in with an intention - maybe that's to simply relax, maybe to let go of a thought that isn't serving them, or maybe there's a question they want answered.
For an in-person session you lay fully clothed on a massage table, if virtual, find a comfy space in your home. It can include light touch if the client is comfortable with that, or hands can hover. For virtual sessions, I tell clients where my hands are focused.
As messages come through, I share that information. Sometimes it's a thought, sometimes a feeling, sometimes it's a weird analogy. I'm always so fascinated with how the information presents itself.
After the session we chat about how you felt, what you noticed, and if anything specific came up for you. It's a beautiful experience and no two sessions are ever the same!
Have questions? Send me a message!