During your Reiki session, you remain fully clothed & lie down on a massage table. You will be listening to soft music and smelling a custom blend of essential oils to help you to relax. The Reiki practitioner works with the energy field of your body.
Reiki works with the body, mind, spirit and emotional realms to help you to relax. The Reiki practitioner simply opens a channel for the positive energy to flow through your body to help YOUR body re-balance itself.
There is an energetic field around each and every one of us called an ‘aura’. Within that aura is our physical body. We are alive because this energy is flowing through us. We can call it a life force, chi or prana. This life force is like electricity and it flows through our body using its own highway system called meridians or chakras. This life force is just as vital to the organs and cells as water, air, and nutrients. Our life force is hugely affected by our emotions and thought patterns.
In today’s society, it is more common to be your own worst enemy than to be your own best friend. Most people are trained from a very young age not to love ourselves or help ourselves be great people. When you think negative thoughts about your body, mind or spirit your life force can, over time, reflect that in your body. You may have heard of the expression “what you think about you bring about”. What does that mean? Negative thought patterns can attach themselves to our overall energetic patterning and can stop that so-called electrical flow to our organs and cells. Negative thought patterns tend to just stagnate, so rather than go anywhere they stop the life flow. Positive energy goes in a flow and is never still. That is why life is always changing.
It is very important to realize why it is important to be aware of the calibre of your thoughts. Your mind will do whatever it can in your body and in your life to make sure your thoughts are right. If you think you are sick, you will become sick, if you think you are stupid, you will put yourself into situations where you truly do not know the answers. If you think you have a bad relationship, you will look at everything in your relationship that is bad and ignore all of the good.
A Reiki Master or Reiki practitioner is someone who has learned the language of energy and is using a technique that has been taught to them to help bring balance and positive energy back into the body. It is a simple but powerful modality.
Reiki appointments are approximately an hour (sometimes more, sometimes less). Each appointment is unique. You will be lying down on a treatment table and you remain fully clothed. It is a very still session, the practitioner can use their hands above your body or slightly on your body, but there is very little movement except from one spot to the next.
The practitioner is working with the energy system of your body, which is a very subtle system so often they will concentrate on what that field is doing. Very little conversation is held until the end of the session. Soft music will play in the background and you are welcome to drift in your own world while the session is being done. We do use aromatherapy to enhance the reiki session as well.