What is Reiki?

Reiki is a light touch form of energy work for stress reduction and relaxation that breaks down energy blocks and balances the mind, body and spirit.  It is beneficial for the organs and cells of the body supporting them in their vital functions.  An overall feeling of relaxation is the most beneficial effect, as well as a decrease in pain that a client may be experiencing.  Reiki can also enhance medical treatments and does not interfere or conflict in any way with medications, surgery, or other medical procedures.

What are some of the benefits of Reiki/Energy Healing?

  • Reduces stress, anxiety, grief, and depression
  • Benefits patients prior to and following surgery- decreases pain
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases your ability to handle life's challenges with calmness and clarity
  • Reduces side effects of chemotherapy
  • Aids the body in detoxification
  • Aids in healing past trauma
  • Calms the nervous system

How is a Reiki treatment given?

In a Reiki session, the client is seated or lies on a massage table, fully clothed.  The practitioner places her hands on or near the client's body at locations around the head and shoulders, the stomach and feet, as well as more speciific locations based on the client's needs.

How does Reiki/energy healing work?

Reiki is based on the idea that "life force energy" flows through the hands of an energy healer (acting as a conduit) into the body of the recipient.  This life force energy nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions.  Our life force energy is affected by our thoughts and feelings.  It can be disrupted when we consciously or unconsciously accept negative thoughts or beliefs about ourselves.  These negative thoughts and feelings can attach themselves to our energy field and cause an imbalance in our flow of life force.  This then can create an energy block in one or more of our chakras, which can cause diminished function in the organs and tissues of the body, or disease.

Energy healing can speed up the releasing of these blocks, old patterns, thoughts and behaviors that you may be "stuck" in and that prevent you from experiencing true happiness, joy and peace.  In doing this, your energy will shift and you will be able to experience a new, more powerful, flow of energy in your body which can expedite transitions and fulfillment in your life.

What are Chakras?

Chakras are circular energy centers within and around the body.  The seven main chakras start at the base of the spine running through the crown of the head.  These seven wheels of light and energy correspond with our major organs and are responsible for our physical, emotional and spiritual states of being.  If a chakra(s) becomes blocked, energy cannot flow, thus creating imbalances and physical symptoms.  Energy healing releases any blocks in the energy flow, allowing any physical symptoms and imbalances to resolve.

What are the seven main chakras?

1st Chakra - Root Chakra - Location:  base of the spine

Symptoms of Imbalance:  disorders of bowel/anus/large intestine, constipation, obesity, legs/feet/knee problems, sciatica, varicose veins, lower back pain, feelings of distress/depression, spacey/disconnected, poor focus and discipline, lack of stamina, immune-related disorders.

2nd Chakra - Sacral Chakra - Location:  lower abdomen to navel

Symptoms of Imbalance:  low  back pain, sciatica, Ob/Gyn problems, pelvic pain, urinary problems, blood disorders, blocked creativity, colon disease, joint stiffness.

3rd Chakra - Solar Plexus - Location: solar plexus

Symptoms of Imbalance:  stomach ulcers, intestinal tumors, indigestion, diabetes, pancreatitis, anorexia/bulimia, hepatitis, liver problems, adrenal imbalances, colon disease, chronic fatigue, hypertension, hypoglycemia.

4th Chakra - Heart Chakra - Location:  center of chest

Symptoms of Imbalance:  heart disease, circulatory problems, high blood pressure, arm/hand weakness, bronchial problems/asthma, weak immune system, lung and breast cancers, pneumonia, upper back/shoulder problems.

5th Chakra - Throat Chakra - Location:  throat and neck region

Symptoms of Imbalance:  disorders of throat/ears/voice/neck, thyroid dysfunctions, laryngitis, lung/bronchial problems, shoulder/upper back tension radiating down arms to fingers, teeth/gum disorders, TMJ, swollen glands, scoliosis.

6th Chakra - Third Eye - Location:  center of the forehead

Symptoms of Imbalance:  brain tumors, strokes, blindness/deafness, seizures, headaches, insomnia/nightmares, sinus/ear/nose problems, learning disabilities, spinal dysfunctions, panic/anxiety, depression.

7th Chakra - Crown - Location:  top of head

Symptoms of Imbalance:  cerebral dysfunction, psychosis/delusions, coma, migraines, depression, diseases of the muscular system/skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion not associated with physical ailments, sensitivity to light, sound and environment.

Am I able to stop seeing a regular doctor when I am receiving energy work?

No.  Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological care.  It is recommended that you continue seeing your healthcare professional in addition to receiving Reiki.  Reiki will improve the results of alternative care, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, supplements, medications, surgery, psychological care or any other form of medical care.

Many well-known hospitals now offer Reiki to patients to accelerate recovery.

Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?

Most times you will feel relaxed and uplifted.  In some instances, however, toxins that have been stored in your body will be released into the bloodstream.  A person may have a headache, stomachache, or fatigue as a result of this.  If this occurs, drink more water, eat light meals, and get more rest.  This is the body's way of cleansing; this is a good sign.  If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, a seizure disorder, or bipolar disorder, please be sure to mention this to your Reiki practitioner before treatment.

Is Reiki safe for pregnant women?

Yes.  The Reiki energy will adjust appropriately to the condition of the mother.  Reiki is very beneficial during labor and childbirth.

Is Reiki safe for babies/children?

  • Reiki is very healthy for babies and automatically adjusts to what the baby needs.  Reiki is also a powerful therapy used in treating autism, Asperger's syndrome, and children with developmental disorders.  Other benefits for children include:
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep and relaxation
  • Helps the child maintain calm and balance
  • Builds confidence levels
  • Strengthens immunity and emotional strength
  • Helps children with ADHD and social phobias/disorders
  • Is beneficial when used prior to and following surgery to accelerate healing and bring pain relief.

What is Medical Intuition?

The art of Medical Intuition explores the physical body, the energy body, and the emotional body through sensory perception from the reader who intuitively senses the root cause of an issue.

A medical intuitive session IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, OR TO BE USED IN PLACE OF A DOCTOR'S ADVICE.  It is finding energy pathways that may have disruption which can cause physical symptoms or underlying emotional issues that may need to be healed.  Your body is a house for energy and sometimes when that energy gets disrupted, it creates physical issues.  These disruptions may occur as a result of how we handle our day to day lives.

During the session the practitioner will scan your energy, your physical body and your emotional state.  She will show you areas where you might be more susceptible to physical illness.   Discussion may then follow on how the power of our thoughts can impact our physical body, how old beliefs about ourselves, and/or how negative thoughts and trauma, can disrupt our energy.

A medical intuitive session can also be combined with an energy healing session for maximum benefit.  Energy healing helps to release the energy of past trauma that may be revealed during a session, as well as balance the chakras.