What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced RAY-kee) is a form of Energy Healing; a Japanese technique for stress reduction/relaxation that also promotes healing.  By gently laying of hands (on or above the body), you feel a warm, comforting energy flowing into your body that releases tension and promotes healing. 

What conditions does Reiki treat?

Reiki will gently, effectively, and safely produce a beneficial effect for any ailment you may be experiencing; including, but not limited to:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Inflammation/swelling
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Dementia/Alzheimer's
  • Addiction
  • Weight issues
  • Stress/tension
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Back/neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive Issues
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Immune/autoimmune disorders
  • Accelerated healing (for post-surgery or post-injury)
  • Learning/Developmental disorders (ADD, ADHD)
  • Spiritual Healing (re-connection to self)
  • Emotional Healing**

**When seen on a regular basis, Reiki is especially helpful during transitional times such as a relationship or job ending, moving, death, etc. If you feel you could benefit from regular appointments, but cannot afford it, I will gladly work with you!

Medically-speaking, how does Reiki help?

In the simplest terms, Reiki induces a parasympathetic nervous system response.

With our busy lifestyle, we tend to stay in reactive sympathetic nervous system mode (i.e. Fight or Flight) which does not allow the body to heal.  When the parasympathetic nervous system is turned on, our bodies naturally go into a "Rest & Restore" state.  This means the body's priority is to recover, to heal, to deeply nourish and restore itself.

Reiki creates a healing environment for the body, which induces a parasympathetic nervous system response, allowing the body to heal itself.

What can I expect during a session?

Lay fully-clothed (minus shoes) on a massage table while hands are placed gently on or slightly above the body in various ethical positions, starting at the head and ending on the feet, to bring forth healing. You may feel warmth, tingling, or a sensation of light, or you may simply relax and fall asleep. Afterward, you will feel fully relaxed, re-centered, pain-free, with a positive outlook and sense of well-being. 

Is Reiki a religious practice?

No, some religions practice "hands-on healing" which is similar to Reiki, but Reiki is a spiritual practice and not associated with any religion.