We have many forms of healing energy in the world, and it's part of our "owner's manual" to be able to work with them to bring healing to ourselves and others. A very simple example of this can be seen when you place your hands on a pained body part or hug / pray for someone who is distressed, and it brings comfort.
These activities held even greater power at one time, and while they are still very useful today, many people underestimate their effectiveness. It may be due to the fact that, in part, it seems illogical that they should have any impact...until you consider that prayer, hugs and touch are only a few of the many ways to transmit healing energy. Reiki is another - a very simple and powerful one.
Energy healing modalities come in several different forms - acupuncture, massage, prayer, healing/theraputic touch, qi gong, and many, many others. Among them, there is a place for what is called "laying hands". This is where a practitioner (the person offering the energy) places their hands upon a recipient to offer healing. It's a very common practice in many religions around the world. Amidst the many methods for laying hands, you will fiind Reiki; however, it is not affiliated with any religious discipline or doctrine.
Reiki is unique among the other energy healing techniques for several reasons. First, it is usually passed from Master/Teacher to student through a process called an attunement (click here for more info on attunements). Second, the practitioner's own energy is not used or depleted in any healing - in fact both the person offering Reiki and the receiver get a healing during the session. Also, with advanced training, certain symbols are used to morre directly connect with and focus the energies specifically related to physical, mental, emotional & spiritual healing.
Reiki is a holistic method of healing because it promotes wellness on all levels: physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. It feels deeply centering, relaxing, nurturing and peaceful. The Reiki energy (also known as Universal Life Energy, Ki, Chi, Prana...), is drawn in by the receiver's body in just the right amount needed to assist in restoring balance, vitality and wellness.
However, touch is not required for Reiki to be transmitted or received. In fact, it's been said that Mikao Usui, the man considered responsible for re-introducing Reiki to the modern world, found transmitting without touch to be so powerful that he would offer Reiki to his clients from the next room before going in to offer a hands-on treatment. I normally use this method in sessions and only touch a client when I am called to do so. This is also why distance (also called remote) sessions conducted by phone or skye can be effective.
Reiki may be used to maintain health or to recover from injuries, illnesses, or any mental, emotional & spiritual challenge. It may be safely used on any creature (animal, plant or human) at any stage of life.
Sessions last between 60-90 minutes. Please reserve 90 minutes when scheduling. If we don't need the time, you can be done early. However, I have found that sometimes people need more time to discuss & process things, which is why I ask that you reserve the extra time when you schedule.
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PLEASE NOTE (for sessions & classes at my home):
1. I have two wonderful cats, so if you are allergic, please take whatever you need to better manage your allergy.
2. I do not have a waiting room in my home. If you have family or friends visiting in town, please either leave them at home or drop them off to do shopping, etc. Sessions only last 60-90 minutes, and it will better serve you if we can focus upon you alone.
3. If you are booking a session for a young child, please allow yourself time to stay with your child. I can put an extra chair into the treatment room for this purpose.
4. If you have small children & wish to take a class, please arrange for child care rather than bringing them with you. It will better serve you.
5. If you are booking a class for a young child, please make arrangements so that you may attend with your child. You may either both participate in the class (and pay for 2 participants), or stay to supervise & support your child (and pay only for your child's class).
Sessions - By Appointment Only
In-person & Distance sessions are usually scheduled..
Monday - Friday, 10a-6p, PST (last session starts 6pm PST)
If that timeframe doesn't work for your schedule, please let me know what you have available, and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.
Currently, there are no classes pre-scheduled. If you would like to schedule a class, please contact me with your availability (each degree is a single class of 4 hours), and I'll be happy to arrange a class for you one-on-one, or for your group.
I am currently available for classes:
Monday - Friday, 10a-5p, PST (last class starts 5pm PST)
If this doesn't work for your schedule, we can discuss other options.
To book a healing session or individual/group class:
Please call me at 619.342.6239 or send me an email.