Reiki began in Japan. “Rei” in the Japanese language is said to mean “universal”. “Ki” is translated as “energy”. Reiki is hard to explain and even more so because in our Western culture, we are not used to language that references a collective energy. In Eastern traditions and culture, energy is not as foreign a concept as it is in the West. For example, in the United States, one of the ways we exercise is to get our heart rate up to a targeted range. In Japan, exercise is used to raise energy levels. The result of each method of exercise is the same: the overall health of the body is improved. Similarly, we in the West are accustomed to direct, tangible health interventions such as a broken bone being set, or having surgery to remove what might be dangerous to the body. The notion that our body might be positively affected by non-tangible energy is a strange idea. Improving our heath in this way does not fit our expectations.
If you want to experience firsthand a Reiki treatment and feel for yourself how Reiki can enhance your sense of well being, this is what you could expect: You may sit in a chair or lie on a massage table fully clothed. Either way is fine. If you like, background music plays softly during the treatment. Although touch is not required, I will place my hands gently in specific areas of your body and allow the Reiki energy to flow through me. Many people experience sensations of warmth or relaxation as the treatment progresses. Some may notice nothing at all. Even though experiences may vary, the one common experience people say they feel after a Reiki treatment is relaxed. When the body is relaxed, healing processes within your own system are activated.
Reiki is now considered a biofield therapy and is accepted as a no-risk intervention to use. Although Reiki is subtle it can be very effective to help improve the health of your body, mind and spirit.
$85 60 minute session
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A sliding fee scale is available.
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Mary Ellen holds such a huge, loving unconditional space in whatever she does. And that in and of itself is precious.Andrea S.