A Reiki session is an individualized experience that is relaxing, gentle, and safe for all. It involves healing in a way that will empower you while respecting your feelings and choices. When you meet with me for the first time you will be asked to read and acknowledge that you understand I uphold the highest ethics and also that your personal information remains confidential and is never shared. I am obligated to respect your confidentiality, be considerate of your needs, and answer your questions.
Reiki does not promise to cure any illness or condition or replace any medical treatments or therapies. I will begin by explaining Reiki to you and what I will be doing. Your safety and comfort are always the main consideration. If at any time during the session you have any concerns you should let me know so that appropriate adjustments can be made. What to wear for your Reiki treatment: comfortable, loose clothing, limited jewelry, shoes that are easily removable outside of the treatment room. Please avoid wearing belts, perfumes or colognes, and long hair should be pulled back for access to the neck.
As you lay on a padded treatment table, fully clothed, soft music will play in the background. Should you prefer quiet you can let me know; this is your session so be sure to speak up if you have any concerns or requests. Treatments can also be done in a chair. Your comfort and needs are always the main consideration.
Prior to the treatment I will feel your energy field by placing my hands about 6 inches above your body as I perform a scan known as a Byosen Scan. I will scan your entire body from head to toe. This enables me to tell where there are areas in your energy field that may need healing. This procedure makes the session much more beneficial when combined with our conversation about your areas of concern. I will then place my hands above or lightly touching specific areas called chakras, places in the body where the energy flows through. This is never intrusive and you will begin to feel very relaxed as you allow the energy to flow to the areas where it is most needed by your body. It is at this stage that people usually begin to feel the stress lifting.
It is a remarkable experience and, for most, the effects are immediate while others may not notice anything for a few days. Reiki always works and the more open you are the more intense your experience will be. If you are having problems in specific areas I can concentrate more energy there. Reiki always goes where it is needed most whether it is mental, physical, and/or spiritual. Many clients report that they felt calm, relaxed, and sometimes even tingly during their session. They always look forward to their next session. It is not uncommon for a client to present with pain and leave with none or very little. It is not uncommon for a client to report that they have seen bright colors or specific images.
Reiki is relaxing but you cannot assume that each session will be the same. Each time you have a session Reiki meets you where you are at that moment and then moves you from that place closer to your unique place of balance. Acute conditions tend to balance faster than chronic conditions just as children and animals tend to respond faster than adults. I cannot predict how much Reiki an individual gets in a session; we only know that you draw what you need at that time.
It is not necessary to have any kind of “symptoms” during or even after a Reiki treatment. It does not infer that the treatment did not work since no two individuals have the same energetic levels. Your energy is specific to you much like your fingerprint is. Reiki stimulates your natural healing ability and this may result in the clearings becoming apparent. This means that you are becoming more open and that your energetic flow is building in strength; this is similar to a clogged drain gradually opening up and clearing. This could be a clearer sense of purpose, a release of emotions, and a deeper connection to your spiritual development.
Reiki philosophy suggests that we must always heal our spirit first since clearing the body is a natural and connected method that supports healthy living. A non-physical clearing may often be at the base of a physical clearing. Reiki is beneficial in keeping your energy from becoming stuck which can stop your emotional connection to life. Cleansing is an innate process and one that is always at work. Receiving Reiki treatments does not mean that you will never get sick; it encourages the body to remove impurities as it views the body in a constant state of imbalance. The clearing process is constant, though not always perceptible and not always recognized for what it is, a re-balancing of the body. The more Reiki you are exposed to the deeper the cleansing process.
Always be compassionate to yourself, show respect to your body by listening to it and avail yourself to other health care providers whenever you feel it might be beneficial. Reiki is always there for you. I invite you to experience Reiki, a doorway to clarity and wholeness; your invitation to wellness.