Thank you all for your continuing interest and questions regarding Reiki. I thought I would pop in here and give a bit more detail around what Reiki is and what the experience is like.
You can refer to my post on energy, found below, but Reiki is a method of increasing a person's supply of life energy. This is important because without the flow of energy, tension builds up in the body. This prevents the body, mind and soul from staying open to healing and relaxation. Reiki allows the mind and muscles of your body to relax which in turn promotes deep healing, both physically and psychologically.
Many of my clients share that they find Reiki energizing yet relaxing. During the session, my clients become so relaxed that they are on the edge of falling asleep. Some do fall asleep and enjoy the nap. Reiki may address your insomnia, headaches, muscle aches, and release feelings of fear, anger, sadness, replacing them with confidence and peace. Many of my clients find they sleep well the evening of a session. The impact of Reiki continues and sets in for a day or two after our time together.
During a session, you lay on a massage table, fully clothed. You are under a blanket for comfort and warmth should your body temp drop a bit. After getting a sense of any blocked energy in your body, often using my pendulum to find those blockages in your chakras (energy channels), we get to work. With a light eye mask over your eyes, spa music playing, lights low, I begin at your head. You will feel my touch over your eyes, ears on and under your head. From there, I hover from the throat to your knees. Then move to your feet, where you will feel my touch. Even those that are ticklish, are so relaxed that I have not had a case of the giggles take over. Once I have cleared stagnant energy, I am back at your head to seal it all in. With a closing ceremony, while you peacefully rest, I end our session. We then gather to chat over a glass of water.
Clients have expressed various feelings while we are in a session. It brings some to tears, others snore right through it, some see color or feel a pull of energy and then a release. Sensations such as hot, cold and vibrations may be felt as well. It is different for each person and different every session.
Many ask how much Reiki they need. I suggest a solid 4-8 weekly session in a row if your schedule (and budget) permits. This is much like a booster shot to get things moving and balancing. From there, you will know when you are ready to move to every other week and then taper off as you see fit. Only you will know when you feel like you are ready to move on. Quite honestly, I could spend every week with you for the rest of your life bringing you back into balance given how stressed many of us are. Ultimately, you will connect with your body and soul through our time together and begin to recognize what frequency works best for you. Trust yourself as much as I trust that you are listening to your body, mind and soul.
I would love to have you share in Reiki with me at Mint Salon in Falmouth, ME. You can schedule an appointment by calling Mint at 207.274.7060. If you have questions, please don't be shy and post them here so that I can share answers with everyone. If you would like to ask me privately, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.