Frequently Asked Questions
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that all living things have an unseen life force energy flowing through them and is what causes us to be alive. When your life force energy is high, you'll feel strong and confident, be more relaxed and centered and less likely to get sick. When it is low, you'll often feel tired, be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness.
Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” In a Reiki session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit Universal Life Energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation, balance the chakras, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.
Is there any science behind Reiki?
Yes. In the 1970's, scientists discovered that pulsing electromagnetic fields at a certain frequency can stimulate tissue repair and bone growth as well as increase the rate of healing. As a result, a machine was created that could emit those specific electromagnetic field pulses to use on patients to stimulate healing. Reiki practitioners requested that scientists from this project conduct the same testing on them to prove their validity to western science. Indeed, pulsing magnetic fields were detected from the hands of Reiki practitioners in the same frequency ranges that their research proved to stimulate tissue repair.
Current research and developments in quantum physics are also discovering scientific explanations for the verifiable connection between individuals through consciousness to send energy from a distance (for distance/virtual treatments).
What can Reiki help me with?
Reiki energy helps facilitate healing in all forms, treating the mind, body and spirit. Among numerous other benefits, Reiki can help speed up tissue growth, cell regeneration, and relieve physical tension and pain. This energy can also ease feelings/conditions of stress, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, mental and emotional pain, while removing physical and emotional blockages from the mind and body. Clients often experience a heightened sense of clarity, wisdom, support and healing for areas of their lives where they need it most. Above all, Reiki promotes a deep sense of relaxation, balance and ease. Each healing is completely unique to the client and the energy always moves the sessions forward in a way that will contribute to the highest good of the receiver.
Why do most people see you for treatment?
What should I expect during the treatment?
Clients come to me for a wide variety of reasons. The most common issues I help people with are: stress, anxiety, pain, fertility struggles, depression, chakra balancing and spiritual advice. This is a small list of the most common reasons clients see me but Reiki energy assists in all forms of healing. There are endless benefits to this modality.
For most people, a Reiki session is extremely relaxing and promotes a deep state of meditation. A treatment can feel like a warm glowing radiance that flows throughout the body. It is also described as being a sensory experience. Many people feel sensations of heat or cooling, see vibrant colors or memories, feel the sensation of floating or being weighted to the ground, and feel the energy move through the body like electricity. You may experience tingling, twitching, emotional release, mental clarity, or even fall asleep as a result of the relaxation.
In general, the treatment is very peaceful, rejuvenating, and restorative. The Reiki energy will affect your mind and body both during the session and after as the new energy settles into your body and realigns you with your soul.
What types of payment do you accept?
Cash, Venmo and Paypal.
Do you offer parking?
I conduct treatments out of my home in a residential neighborhood where there is regular street parking. There are several blocks of unmetered parking, please just be mindful of the parking signs.
Do you have pets in your home?
Yes. I have a cat so if you are allergic to cats where you cannot be in the same home as the animals, please email me to discuss alternative options.