What is Reiki?

Reiki is a hands-on stress-reduction technique that creates space for your mind-body system to physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually heal. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Usui Reiki technique, opened his first clinic in Tokyo in 1922.

“Just for today, do not worry.” –Dr. Mikao Usui

What can you expect?
You’ll lie comfortably on a massage table or sit in a chair (fully clothed), while gentle music plays in the background. If you are not sensitive to them, diffused essential oils may be used to create a relaxing, spa-like environment where you can really unwind and let go of all your worldly concerns.

During the session, the Reiki practitioner will lightly place or hover their hands in various positions around your head and neck, chest, ribs and abdomen, ankles and feet.

Because everyone has unique challenges, lives, bodies and minds, each person experiences Reiki differently. Here are examples of things you might notice during your session:

The practitioner’s hands get hot or cool
You feel areas of hot, cool, tingling, or movement in places on or within your body.

Seeing colors or shapes behind your closed eyes
Connecting to emotions like sadness or anger—some people cry.
You’re so relaxed that after a few moments you drift to sleep.
The effects of a session may last beyond the session itself. Afterwards, clients have reported:

Feeling more centered and grounded
Seeing colors more vibrantly
Having more energy
Easier and deeper breathing
Experiencing less pain from chronic health issues
Feeling more open and aware
Faster healing from acute injuries
Sleeping more soundly

Who is Reiki good for?

Anyone feeling overwhelmed with day-to-day life
Caretakers of others, either professionally or personally (e.g. children, elderly parents, those with chronic conditions, etc.)
Individuals with chronic stress, illnesses or pain; trouble sleeping or resting / relaxing
Anyone looking to make a lasting lifestyle changes (i.e. letting go of a habit and/or reinforcing a new one, such as eating healthier)
Individuals scheduled for a medical procedure, before and after (to help prepare mentally and physically, to handle the actual event, and to recover effectively).