What is Reiki? Loosely translated, its life force energy. Therefore, Reiki is energy based healing. I’m going to explain how it works in a pretty basic way. Most explanations I’ve heard are in depth but I think for everyone to benefit from it, a simple explanation will do the trick.
Everything in the universe is made up of energy. You, me, your dog, my coffee table, trees, stars. You name it, it’s a big ball of energy. There’s a ton of energy flowing through your body and there are a few specific energy points that govern your well-being. They are called your chakras. If they are working well and are all happy and balanced then you feel pretty good. If any of them are out of whack then you will probably not feel great or you may actually feel specific physical symptoms. These symptoms could be something small like a sore shoulder to severe arthritis or migraines. Issues can be temporary or chronic. If the issues are temporary then your energy is probably fixing itself over time. If you have issues or symptoms that do not get better then your body needs healing.
To sum that up, if you feel good then your energy is in line. If you have aches and pains you need some energy is out of line and you need healing. This is where I come in.
Before I explain what I do, I need to point out that there are two types of Reiki treatment methods. They can be done in person or by distance healing.
In person means a client comes to me, we discuss the treatment, I perform the treatment by a laying of hands on the body or hovering my hands over the body depending on what I’m working on. This takes approximately 1 hour and the cost runs around $90. In person is great if you want a treatment for relaxation or to de-stress. It may also most certainly alleviate your aches and pains.
With distance healing, there is no need to be present in person. I am able to do your treatment at my leisure, sitting on my couch in my jammies with my hair in a ponytail. Yep, it’s true. You have to do absolutely nothing (but feel free to sit on your couch in your jammies with your hair in a ponytail too). You won’t even know I’ve done a treatment until all of a sudden your aches and pains are better or gone completely. I may do it at night and when you wake up in the morning you feel better. It could kick in a few days later but most results are pretty quick. How cool is that?
Like many people, you may be saying to yourself “Is she kidding? How can she do that?” Both are very good questions. First-no, I’m not kidding. It is simple and it works. I will discuss some of my cases shortly. Second-think back to my first paragraph explaining that everything is energy. Time and distance mean nothing to energy. So if I’m in Canada and you are in Australia we can access each other’s energy lickety split. You might still be thinking “Ummm…she’s totally koo-koo.” So I thought up a great analogy to put it into perspective.
I think we have all had a sunburn. Or at least a suntan. If you have never had either you must live in a cave or you’re a deep-sea creature. No matter what your sun exposure has been I’m sure you have heard of sunburns anyway, so let’s go with that.
What is a sunburn? It’s when your skin turns red from exposure to the sun, right? I don’t think anyone will argue that. So we’re on the same page so far. Okay, how did the sun burn your skin? Did it touch you? Like, did it fly down from the sky and stick out its big sun-finger and touch your arm? Sizzle, sizzle! No, of course not. The sun’s heat is an energy that travelled 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles and burned your skin. It’s energy that traveled a zillion miles in a zillionth of a second. Energy. There’s that word again.
So the sun’s energy is flying around, burning people all over the world. Are we still on the same page? Good. So now imagine that I actually have the ability to harness that energy and point it directly at you, specifically on your right hand so you get a sunburn only on that spot. Sounds crazy because I can’t do that. But that would be pretty cool because I could make a ton of money getting rid of people’s tan lines for them. Anyway…
The sunburn thing is kind of how Reiki works. Instead of the sun’s energy, I’m using energy from the universe. I’m taking a bunch of good energy from the universe and pointing it at you and using it to heal your aches and pains. I’m sure this still sounds kind of koo-koo but the proof is in the pudding. If you try a treatment and it works then you know it’s not bunk. A distance treatment is $15 and takes me about 15 minutes. What do you have to lose? Hell, I’ve spent more than $15 on a bottle of wine. Or a tube of lipstick.
I do not diagnose or guarantee results so it is up to you to take a leap of faith. Here’s how we do it:
You pay me and agree to my terms and conditions (all the legal stuff). I email you with some questions about what your issues are. You don’t even have to tell me if you don’t want to, I’ll heal you anyway. If you do give me specifics I can apply extra treatment to problem areas. I tell you when I’m going to perform the treatment. After the treatment I will email you to let you know I’m done and what I found during the treatment, if anything. Sometimes I may have to change the time and/or day but I will let you know if I changed it in my email. My preference is to tell you I made a change to the day/time AFTER I do the treatment. There is a very good reason for this and I will explain as I discuss a few of my case studies. I try to stick to the schedule, especially if we are dealing with time-sensitive issues like your menstrual cycle. We will discuss timing when you book your appointment.
Other things you may notice after a treatment is a change in your body overall. Your mood, sleep, bowel movements and urine can change due to the shift in energy that has taken place.
There are some times when I cannot perform treatments. I cannot perform a treatment if you have a mental illness or if I am unwell. If you have a mental illness I have alternatives to Reiki, please contact me for more info. I will help in any way I can. If I am unwell at the time of your scheduled treatment I will simply do it when I’m better. Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy. Part of my preparation for all treatments is prayer and protection for both of us and occasionally I get a message to not perform the treatment. Sometimes the universe will just step in and say no thanks, not today. If this happens you will get a full refund with an explanation or we can try another day. Sometimes you just aren’t meant to be treated in that moment. Hey, I’m not gonna argue with the universe.
Finally, here are details on three past clients. We dealt with tendonitis, backache and menstrual issues.
Joan-age 55. She had debilitating tendonitis in both hands. I did her first treatment on a Monday night. By Tuesday afternoon her hands were pain free. Friday morning her right wrist was starting to hurt again so I did another treatment. Sunday I got the following email:
Whatever you are doing, keep doing it.
So far today I hung out a load of towels, was knitting while watching Coronation Street, spray painted my 2 planters by the road, hosed off and painted my wishing well (that is a really big job), weeded the garden, swept the deck, made salsa and am now knitting again.
Normally just one of these activities (especially knitting) would render my hands useless and painful for days.
I HAVE NO PAIN!
I don't know if it's in my head or not but my feet don't seem to be as bad either.
Have you treated them too?
Haha! I treat the whole body so her feet automatically benefitted from the treatments too. Two treatments in one week made her a new person again. Would that be worth it to you? Better bang for your buck than one $90 treatment. Here is the strange thing…Joan had an in person Reiki treatment a few years before with someone else and it didn’t really do anything. I believe this is due to one or two reasons. First-the person may not have been properly trained or attuned. If you have tried treatments in the past that didn’t yield good results then this will be worth trying. Second-my personal belief is that if your Reiki practitioner is intuitive or a natural healer I think you get better results. This is not proven, just my own thoughts.
Cheryl-age 39. Hobbled around like an old woman every morning because her lower back hurt so much. It took her 15 minutes just to get going. She had not seen a doctor to find out what the issue was but I said I’d do a treatment anyway to see if it would help. I did her treatment Sunday and on Monday morning it only took her 5 minutes to get going. I suggested a second treatment so I did another Monday night. Tuesday morning her back was fine. It’s been years and she’s still fine.
Michelle-age 41. Nasty menstrual cycles. I actually didn’t know what her issues were but I did a treatment on Thursday, the day before she was due. I followed up on Sunday and she was late but noticed that her breasts didn’t hurt like they usually did. So I said I’d do another treatment Sunday night. Well, I had to put it off for a few days and didn’t do another one until Wednesday morning. I followed up on Wednesday night and told her I didn’t do the treatment until that morning and you won’t believe what she said. She started her period Monday and that she was dying on Tuesday. She was still in pain Wednesday morning but then all of a sudden her cramps subsided and she was fine. Right at the time I did her treatment. Very cool.
I hope this explains how my distance healing works and has inspired you to try it. I can also do distance healing via Skype. Reach out using the contact page and we’ll get you booked to better yourself!
In Person Services
Aromatherapy Session $22
Reiki Treatment $90
Chakra Cleansing $15