Reiki is a Japanese energetic healing system that utilizes gentle hand placements, and channels healing energies from the practitioner to the client. There is a universal life force energy that flows through all of us. When this life energy is low we are prone to developing illness and stress. Reiki energy is experienced during non-invasive hands on treatment, while an individual relaxes. A Reiki therapist places their hands on (or over) the client in a series of standard positions developed to address the whole body. The infusion of Reiki energy facilitates and accelerates the body’s natural healing abilities.
The client relaxes in a softly lit room, on a massage table, for about one hour. The environment is quiet, or the client has the choice to listen to gentle music and / or nature sounds. We also offer a number of alpha state deep relaxation program to enhance the experience and facilitate deep relaxation. If a client is unable to get on a table, any seated position will work; they can also lie on a floor mat if that works best for them.
The essence of the client position is that any position will work as long as you are comfortable. It is recommended that you remove restricting items such as glasses, shoes and belts during the session. A full Reiki treatment can be experienced while seated in a wheelchair.
The therapist will begin a session by briefly explaining Reiki energy therapy and the treatment process. If you want, you can share main areas of concern with your therapist to help her focus the energy. Treatment is for relaxation purposes and to facilitate the body’s own natural healing abilities.
To begin treatment, the therapist will ask the client to relax and join in the intention that the treatment be beneficial. Most therapists begin the treatment with the client resting on their back. The basic hand positions begin on the head, and end at the feet. Once the front of the body is completed, you will be asked to carefully roll over, so the back can be addressed. Generally the client is so relaxed at “half-time” they will be surprised the treatment is half completed.
Starting with the first hand position, a client can expect to experience a range of feelings. You may go to sleep, and sleep throughout the entire session (and that is ok). You may feel heat from the hands of the therapist. You may experience tingling, waves of energy, bubbles, stomach gurgling, laughter, tears, sighing, deep breaths, or just feel very relaxed. Every experience is unique and personal. There is no right or wrong. As you become more experienced and / or comfortable with Reiki treatment and your therapist, the experience may deepen. The therapist can focus on specific body placements or work in the aura – the energy field surrounding the body. During any treatment, the client may specify which area they would like to have addressed.
At the close of a therapy session, it is recommended that the client slowly sits up and rest for a moment prior to standing. It is wise to have some water after the session and increase water intake after treatment. This will help to flush toxins from the system.
Similar to the benefits of ongoing massage therapy, Reiki Therapy helps in the healthy maintenance of your body. We recommend monthly sessions to facilitate and support your good health.