What is Reiki?
Reiki (ray-key) is an energy-based technique, performed using touch and/or can be performed from a distance, without touch. It is considered a form of alternative healing, or an integrative therapy, which can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine. In fact, because Reiki promotes pain reduction and relaxation, several hospice care facilities, hospitals, and cancer treatment centers now offer Reiki in conjunction with traditional care.
Reiki treatments are noninvasive, promoting balance of mind, body, and spirit. Through this technique, life-force energy (chi) is channeled, allowing the client to receive and restore energetic balance. Reiki is NOT massage. It is powerful in of itself, but Reiki is also gentle and you will only receive the amount of energy balancing needed for you at the time of your session. With that said, it is common to schedule multiple sessions at once, as we tend to work through layers, step-by-step, to regain harmonious flow of chi/ki, in ways that are most comfortable to our systems. Among many other conditions, Reiki is commonly used for the following:
- Pain Relief
- Stress Reduction
- Emotional Challenges
- Energy Loss
- Chakra Balancing
During a Reiki session, the Reiki Practitioner places their hands above or on a client (typically the chakras and/or using standard Reiki hand positions), acting as a conduit while energy flows through the practitioner to the client.
Distant sessions are another option, where the Reiki Practitioner utilizes Reiki techniques that do not require physical contact.
*Reiki is not a substitute for medical or psychological diagnosis and treatment. The Reiki Practitioner does not diagnose conditions, prescribe any substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional.
What Do Client's Experience In a Reiki Session?
During a Reiki session, it is common to have various thoughts and/or feelings surface. Allow yourself to take note of whatever may arise, while maintaining a steady breath and sense of relaxation. Allow yourself to just be, as you are within a space meant for healing. Some clients also report feeling the movement of energy, tingling sensations, warmth, or feeling light. For others, the experience is simply relaxing, with the client maintaining a feeling of peace and relaxation when the session has reached completion. Since the experience is unique to each individual, it’s best to try and avoid any specific expectations at all. I do recommend keeping an open heart, an open mind, and setting an intention to receive in the highest and best way for you.
After sessions, clients commonly report feeling one of two ways: either extremely relaxed, or more energetic than before the session started. For clients that are experiencing pain prior to a session (such as back pain, headache, etc), it is often reported that the pain has been completely alleviated, or has dramatically lessened. Take note of how you feel, mentally and physically, prior to your session, and then note how you feel after your session has ended. This simple step will clearly define what the experience was for you.
It's also common for clients to notice shifts even days after their Reiki session, such as new perspective/awareness, clarity and confidence...and many people report feeling like a weight has been lifted from their space.
As mentioned above, there may be more energetic movement throughout your body than usual (even if you don't realize it), so remain in a relaxed position, even after your session has ended. Allow your energy to settle and listen to your body. When you have determined that you are ready for movement, get up slowly and stay hydrated.
I also receive intuitive messages when working with my clients, which can be discussed once the Reiki session is complete. For distant sessions, you will receive information regarding what was seen in your space, energetically, via email.
If you have any questions after your session, or would just like to share your experience, please feel free to contact me. Please allow 24 hours for a response.
How Do I Prepare for My Reiki Session?
It is recommended to avoid alcohol and/or any recreational drugs for at least 24 hours prior to your session. Since there may be more energetic movement throughout your body than usual, it is also suggested that you are well hydrated before and after your session.
During in-person sessions, you will remain in a relaxed position, on a massage table. Dress comfortably - clients remain fully clothed, only removing shoes. If you are feeling unfocused or scattered before your session begins, I will guide you through a short meditation to assist you in grounding and centering yourself.
If you are receiving a distant session, be sure that you are in a quiet space, relaxed, and void of any distractions (other persons, television, cell phone, etc). Some clients prepare a relaxing setting by adding elements, such as: candles, incense, instrumental music (low volume), and/or nature sounds (ie: waves).
Your session will begin promptly at your scheduled time. Please allow yourself a few minutes prior to enter a state of relaxation, allowing yourself to settle into a comfortable position. If possible, remain lying on your back for the duration of your distant session. If this is uncomfortable, relax as best suited for you.
Listen to your body, breathe, relax, and enjoy!
What Type of Cards Are Used in Readings?
I read energy intuitively, and depending on your session, I may incorporate oracle cards. I choose the deck for your personalized reading, based on the energies surrounding you and your area(s) of focus. The messages within the cards reveal your gifts and challenges. They also help to reveal patterns and influences that have you on your current paths, and insights surrounding our forward movement.
I do not use cards to predict the future; I use them to acknowledge your current energy, the energy of your situations, highlight options to move forward, and ultimately guide you towards your own inner-knowing. Besides, you don’t need me to tell you your future…it is determined by the choices you make today.
*all intuitive readings are for entertainment purposes, only
What Is the Difference Between General and Chakra Readings?
A general card reading is just that…general. It allows the freedom of discussing a range of topics. Typically, clients choose to do readings specific to love, career, family, and/or to reveal options around their decision-making.
In a chakra reading, cards are pulled for each of your seven chakras. This reading gives insight to what is going on around you, specific to your energy centers. For example, the card pulled for your root chakra will give insight to how/where you’re sourcing energy from and/or financial concerns. Whereas a card pulled for the sacral chakra will highlight what is going on emotionally or creatively. As each card is pulled, a story is revealed...your story, as reflected through the reading cards.
How Many Sessions Are Recommended?
This is entirely based on your personal goals and current energetic patterns. Some clients only schedule sessions when they are looking to alleviate stress, target specific physical pain, or look inward for answers. Others schedule more regularly as a way to assist in deeper levels of transformation and maintaining energetic balance. If you are experiencing chronic pain, or stress related issues, it's recommended to schedule multiple sessions in order to facilitate energetic balance that is more suited for your needs. This is not uncommon for clients that have been dealing with physical pain, or stress, over a long period of time. Whereas clients with random aches, less severe feelings of anxiety, or looking to tap into their own inner-knowing, may feel it is sufficient to schedule sessions with more time in between. After your initial session has ended, I am open to discuss your experience and options with you. There are discounts for clients who invest in multiple sessions, in one payment - Click to See Packages.
What Is the Purpose of Chakra Meditations?
Chakra’s are our energy centers, governing specific organs and aspects of consciousness. The way our energy flows (excessive, balanced, or blocked) can influence our overall well-being (mental, physical and spiritual).
The chakra meditation I offer is guided; connecting you to earth energy (Root), opening and aligning each chakra (Center), and connecting to source energy (Connect). The purpose, as with all services, is to promote energetic balance.
Which Session Should I Choose?
I always suggest that clients decide which type of session resonates with them. Another option is to contact me, letting me know what you would like to focus on, and I will be happy to provide you with my suggestion. I also offer sessions that integrate a blend of modalities. If you are committed to working on a deeper level, energetically, I recommend investing in a package.
*Disclaimer: The services provided are not substitutes for medical or psychological diagnosis and treatment. The Practitioner does not diagnose conditions, prescribe any substances, nor interfere with the treatment of licensed medical professionals. Information on this website is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice and is not intended to replace the services of a physician, nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. You should not use information on this website, or the information on links from this site, to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Intuitive Readings are for entertainment purposes only! Any application of the recommendations on this website, in classes or sessions is at the reader’s or participant's discretion.
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