What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese phrase made up of the word Rei, meaning spiritual consciousness, and Ki, meaning life force energy. Reiki is a wholistic energy-based healing modality which works with the body to support the body’s natural healing inclinations. Reiki helps the body de-stress and relax. Reiki works within the physical, mental, emotional, and auric fields of the body and helps to clear out what no longer serves us.
Can you elaborate more about Reiki?
To go a bit deeper; emotions that are not processed or fully experienced get stored within the body, this can create blocks and can, over time, lead to physical ailments. We may be holding onto aspects from our past, perhaps old programming, that hold us back from expressing ourselves to our fullest extent. In addition, and particularly if we are highly sensitive people, we may easily absorb the energies of others without meaning to. Reiki helps to clear out energies that are not our own and break apart emotionally charged energetic blocks which no longer serve us. This in turn creates space within our being which increases our overall sense of well-being and energy flow - this is why we often feel lighter after a session. Our ability to remember our own inner wisdom and initiate healing can become dormant over time, but it is always there. Reiki energy helps the body to let go of what may be in the way of remembering this sacred wisdom. Reiki can also support us in gaining clarity about a particular situation or decision we have been trying to make because it offers us space from which new perspectives can form. Reiki is truly a gift in allowing us to let go and heal that which seeks healing. Reiki is here to support us in our journey.
What will my first session be like?
Everybody is different, therefore there is no one specific way one will experience Reiki. However, most report feeling deeply relaxed, calm, and cared for. For in person sessions, we will chat briefly beforehand to get a sense of what's going on - you are free to share what feels comfortable for you. Reiki is intelligent and knows where to go. Reiki is done laying on a massage table with clothes on, usually with a blanket on top for added coziness. Your comfort comes first and the session is geared to you, always.
Is in person more effective than distance Reiki?
Reiki is energy, it is not influenced by distance, it is just as powerful. In terms of deciding which option may be best for you, it is your personal preference. Some folks prefer distance because they live outside the city or are not able to commute. Others prefer in person as they like the interaction and physical presence.