"A HEALING TECHNIQUE BASED ON THE PRINCIPLE THAT THE THERAPIST CAN CHANNEL ENERGY INTO THE PATIENT BY MEANS OF TOUCH, TO ACTIVATE THE NATURAL HEALING PROCESSES OF THE PATIENT'S BODY TO RESTORE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING." (OXFORD DICTIONARY)
Reiki is a Japanese technique developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. There have been claims it has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
Sandra believes our bodies can help heal themselves if we are in alignment so balancing our Chakras and removing energy blocks to get our life force flowing is a must. Reiki is an excellent way of accomplishing that and should be part of our regular routine.
What to Expect During a Reiki Healing Session
You will be asked to lay down on a massage table. You will be fully clothed except for your shoes. You may also be asked to remove or loosen your belt so that your breathing is not restricted in any way. It is best to choose loose-fitting garments to wear on the day of your appointment (optional). Wearing natural fabrics is best but not mandatory (cotton, wool, or linen). You may also be asked to remove any jewelry (rings, bracelets, pendants, etc.) prior to the session, so consider leaving these items at home. Sandra does both "hands on" and "hovering" techniques but always asks permission to ensure the client is okay being touched. Either way, Reiki energies flow where they are suppose to. Reiki is a smart energy that automatically flows where the imbalances are in your body regardless of where the practitioner's hands are placed.
Sandra creates a relaxing atmosphere, setting the mood with the use of dimmed lights, meditative music, or bubbling water fountains.
Because Reiki energies flow to where they are most needed there is a Reiki phenomenon called phantom hands that you may or may not experience. Phantom hands feel as if the Reiki practitioner's hands are touching one part of your body when they are actually elsewhere. For example, you may be able to see that the healer's hands are actually placed on your stomach, but you could swear that hands are touching your legs. Or, you may feel as if several pairs of hands are on your body at the same time as if several people are in the room with you.
Our energies are unique to each of us so our experiences of a Reiki treatment vary. Most people experience a calming effect and leave the session with a feeling of well-being. Others have reported being energized and can't wait to get on with their day. Whether you feel anything or not, Reiki is still moving your energy and aligning your life force to work it's "magic".
Ask about Group Healing Sessions where you can get a feel for Reiki and enjoy a little healing.
30 minute session - $45
60 minute session - $75
75 minute session - $90
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