Reiki is a form of energy work that reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and restores balance, thus supporting the body's ability to heal itself.
During a Reiki treatment, you lie on a massage table or sit in a chair. You take your shoes off but remain fully clothed. I place my hands lightly on or slightly above your body. My hands remain still for several minutes, covering each of your body's major energy centers and/or areas of discomfort in turn.
Distance treatments are available if you aren't in the area or are unable to travel.
Will Reiki interfere or support other treatments or therapies?
Reiki needn’t be a stand-alone treatment. Reiki is a wonderful complement to medical and or psychological treatment. In fact, Reiki is used in many hospitals before and after surgery to aid in recovery. Reiki improves the results of treatments, may reduce the amount of medicine required, especially pain medication, and can reduce side-effects. Many chemotherapy patients, for instance, find Reiki helps them manage side-effects.
Will Reiki go against my religion?
While Reiki is not a religion, the laying on of hands has been used for thousands of years in Christian and many other religious traditions.
Can Reiki be dangerous or do harm?
You can never be harmed by Reiki. Reiki always works for the highest good. There are no contraindications for Reiki since Reiki always supports optimal wellness.
This was my first experience with Reiki and I couldn’t believe how warm/hot Grace’s hands got. It seemed that the temperature of her hands varied with how congested or sore different areas of my body were. Compared to other bodywork, I found it a comforting and non-invasive treatment. It was very relaxing and calming. Some of the effects from Reiki I felt immediately:
my lower back was less stiff, my head, which was congested from a cold, felt clearer, and I had more energy afterwards. Other effects were more gradual: my back pain didn’t return, my congestion loosened up, and I slept better. I’ll do this again, for sure! --Cathy Litton