What is Reiki?
Reiki is a natural form of energy healing and works on all levels of an individual’s being - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - to promote well-being, peace, harmony and balance. Reiki supports the body's natural ability to heal itself, balances the Chakras (major energy centres) and loosens up stuck or blocked energy, releasing toxins to further promote one's healing.
I practice Shamballa Reiki, an expansion of the traditional Usui Reiki, where Shamballa is the energy of unconditional love. The receiver is not giving away their energy or taking the energy from the Practitioner, instead the Practitioner acts as a conduit or channel for Reiki coming from the universe to the receiver.
As part of my practice, I ask that receivers come with an open heart and an open mind. You don't even have to believe in Reiki, but if you are open to the healing energies, Reiki will work. Clients often leave treatments feeling calm, peaceful, and relaxed.
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What should I expect?
Clients will be face up on the massage table, fully clothed with an eye towel over eyes so that they can deeply relax. During the session clients don't need to do anything, but enjoy their breath.
I use my intuition to move around the receiver to scan the body and Chakras to see where energy may be stuck or blocked. This includes touching, hovering, chanting, drawing symbols, and a few different hand position techniques to further promote healing.
Since Reiki opens and clears blockages, things might start to arise for the receiver during the treatment. I ask clients to allow thoughts and feelings to arise and approach them with loving-kindness, not to judge, analyze or critique them as when these arise it is an opportunity for us to transform and heal. Other things that might arise during a session: change in temperature, colours, images, muscles spams and twitches, or clients might feel anything at all. All of this is completely normal during a session.